Skype Partners with R-Kioski, Finland's Leading Kiosk Chain
Rautakirja, a leading Finnish retail trade and service company and Skype, the global Internet communications company, today announced the availability of Skype products at R-Kiosks, Finland's leading kiosk chain.
Skype is the world?s fastest growing service for Internet communication, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video calls for free. SkypeOut and SkypeIn premium services provide affordable calls between Skype and regular phone numbers.
R-Kiosks throughout Finland will offer Skype starter packs that include a headset microphone, a CD with the Skype software, and a voucher with 30 minutes of credit for Skype premium services. The premium services can be ordered at www.skype.com. Additionally, R-Kiosks will offer Skype prepaid vouchers with a value of 13 euros. The products will be available at R-kiosks throughout Finland by Friday, December 23rd 2005.
"R-Kiosks are Finland's leading outlet for prepaid products, and Skype is a natural extension of this offering. We have provided prepaid subscriptions and vouchers for GSM mobile phones since 1999. Skype's products for Internet calls are an excellent addition for our customers," said Sari Martikainen, Product Manager for R-Kiosks.
"We are very happy to enter this first partnership in Finland with Rautakirja. R-Kiosks are an important player in the retail industry on the Finnish market, and a natural partner for us. Together, we hope to make Skype's free calling service more accessible to Finnish consumers and businesses," said Jonas Kjellberg, Nordic manager for Skype.
Skype and Rautakirja have a shared vision to provide simple, free Internet voice calling to a broader consumer market. Skype has more than 66 million registered users worldwide and is adding nearly 175,000 new registered users each day.
Jonas Kjellberg, Nordic manager
Tel. +46 733 690 010
Sari Martikainen, Product Manager, R-Kiosks
GSM +358 400 682 701
R-Kiosks are Finland's leading kiosk chain. The R-Kiosks form a nationwide centrally managed chain of kiosks/convenience store outlets, offering consumers entertainment, excitement and pleasure in addition to basic everyday consumer items and services from morning until late in the evening. There were 711 R-kiosks in Finland 1.1.2005. R-Kiosks are operated by Rautakirja, a part of the SanomaWSOY Group.
Skype is the world's fastest growing service for Internet communication, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice calls for free. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium service offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding services. Skype also has a growing network of hardware and software partners. Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more, visit www.skype.com.