Qik: good luck charging $5 for video chat

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Oh wow, looks like Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G is going to be one of those flagman products that nickels and dimes you to death. In addition to $10 monthly fee for the luxury of having that phone, it turned out that video chat will bring yet another monthly fee.
This time it’ll be for Qik’s video chat. $4.99 a month via PayPal for the privilege of video-chatting via Qik. I suppose they will try the same trick on iPhone too, though given that Apple will have its own video chat enabled, they will be out of luck there too.
And don’t forget, Fring just announced free video chat capability, so they will eat Qik’s lunch, and fast.

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