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- Free Mobile Software Offers UK to Italy Calls for 1.2p/min -

London, UK and Vancouver, Canada 3 September, 2007 – Mobile calls just got easier and cheaper. EQO (pronounced “echo”), a pioneer in mobile Internet phone services, is offering up to 95% savings on calls between the UK and Italy, along with texts for just 7.5p/11.5¢ per message. EQO users also benefit from free IMs on MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber. To celebrate its launch, EQO is now offering a bonus of up to 100 minutes of free calling for all new users who sign up to the service at

Italians are enthusiastic about talking on their mobiles and are taking notice of EQO’s affordable and easy way to save on calls and texts.

“We are thrilled to give our customers the opportunity to use their mobiles for all their calls without worrying about the cost,” said Simon Edelstyn, Managing Director, EQO EMEA. “Italians love EQO, it’s quickly become our number two market simply through word of mouth.”

EQO frees people from the need to use calling cards, callback schemes or search for a Wi-Fi hotspot. EQO users can call text and instant message friends and family in 230 countries at low rates simply by using their mobile phones. The software is free and easy to download, and works on most
existing handsets. In addition, EQO users can call and text other EQO users for free in 29 countries. EQO offers the perfect solution to international calling, there is no longer a reason not to call friends and family abroad.

EQO rates from the UK to Italy

• Calls to a landline - 1.2p/min
• Calls to a mobile phone – 12.3p/min
• Texting – 7.5p/text
• Mobile IM – free

EQO rates from Italy to the UK

• Calls to landline- 1.7 ¢/min
• Calls to a mobile phone- 17.1¢/min
• Texting- 11.5¢/text
• Mobile IM – free

About EQO

EQO (pronounced "echo") is a FREE, easy to use application for your existing mobile phone that lets you call anywhere in the world for rates as low as 1.2p/minute. Plus, with EQO you get cheap text messages and free access to all your favourite instant messaging services like MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber! EQO is remarkably simple to use and does not require a new contract, computer or calling card. It works just like your mobile’s phonebook - simply scroll through your contacts and click to call or send a message. EQO works with your existing phone plan (local minutes and a bit of data) to complete calls and messages at some of the lowest rates in the world. Even better, calls and texts to other EQO users are free!

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