Skype to roll out mobile service

FREE internet calls service Skype has planned an ambitious expansion with a range of new subscription services.

It will now allow both pay-as-you-go and subscription packages to encompass calls to mobile operators including O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. It will also increase the number of countries these services are available in from 40 to 170.

It will offer savings on standard rates of up to 60 per cent.

The site will also expand its video-call feature to allow group calls with up to five people.