Calls to France with Skype and Hangouts is temporarily free after attacks




Both Microsoft with Skype and Google Hangouts have their VoIP services made temporary free for talks with French songs. That’s what both services in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

French flag by the Eiffel Tower Skype announced via his blog that calls made ​​to fixed and mobile French numbers have to be provisionally paid. This applies for calls to and from France. This service will make it easier to connect with people in Paris, following the attacks on Friday in the French capital.

Incidentally, the same applies to the chat service Hangouts from Google. The Internet giant did on Friday night already announced that it would temporarily abolish the charges for calls to French numbers. So did the company through a post on Google+. Moreover, it seems to Hangouts only calling a French song for free. Of both Skype and Hangouts is not known how long the calls remain free.

Other web services responded after the attacks in Paris. As suggested temporary Facebook profile photos in which a transparent French flag can be projected on the selected photograph and allowed users to indicate which were in the affected area on the site that they were safe. At time of writing it is known that there are 129 deaths in the attacks on Friday, in which terrorists were shooting at several places in Paris with machine guns on civilians and blew themselves up. It is expected that the death toll continues to rise because there are still hundreds of people, many of whom in critical condition in hospital.


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