1. Toink's Avatar
    I'm a bit surprised that this hasn't hit the news here on WindowsCentral yet...

    Smart, a telephone company in the Philippines, offers free Skype QIK access to all it's Andorid and iOS subscribers, leaving its WindowsPhone users in the dark. What's ironic here is that Skype (Skype Qik) is owned by Microsoft and that Windows Phones are also being offered by Smart to its subscribers.

    smart-free-skype-qik.jpg

    Here's the advertisement shown on TV's:

    And here's the Tweet from Smart's official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/SMARTCares/statu...20204776665090

    Note MicrosoftPhilippines' Twitter feed on this: https://twitter.com/justinCharlier/s...34426889646080

    Microsoft's love for it's WindowsPhone users is indeed 'glaring with passion' /s
    04-27-2015 03:04 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    That's on Smart and not Microsoft.

    The App is free... What Smart must be offering is that data used by Qik is not counted toward your cap.

    Skype Qik | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    04-27-2015 04:03 PM
  3. Toink's Avatar
    That's on Smart and not Microsoft.
    I wish it were. But it's Microsoft Philippines who launched it on Smart's network - no less then MS's Philippines General Manager lead the announcement.. Did you read Microsoft Philippines tweets why Windows Phone users were left out of the promo? I suggest you do...
    04-27-2015 05:07 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    As a subsidy of Microsoft, I doubt this promotion even crossed Nadella's desk.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-27-2015 05:19 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    OK... The App is free to everyone no matter what platform they use.

    Anything being given free is being given by Smart.
    Laura Knotek and Jazmac like this.
    04-27-2015 05:36 PM

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