Vodafone’s latest service has just gone into beta testing – and it’s only available to the odd inhabitants of Second Life. Vodafone Inside Out is an in-game mobile system, letting users call other avatars and even connect the call to proper phones out here in the proper world, if that’s not too frightening a prospect.
Once you’ve picked up a free handset (future money making potential – selling special editions) from an in-game Vodafone vending machine, you’re allocated your own personal number and away you go. The service will be free until November 30 2007, at which point everyone will presumably stop using it and go back to MSN, email, real phones, Skype, Facebook and the billions of other, free-er chats apps out there.
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