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Capture and Share Memorable Travel Moments in Video with Skype Qik

Capturing memorable moments as they happen is now as easy as touching on your mobile device which you can then share to friends in an instant, even perfect during travels.

Smart Mobile Internet Head, Michelle Curan together with Judd Harcombe of Skype and Billy Crawford take a Qik pose! #SmartSkypeQik
Smart Mobile Internet Head, Michelle Curan together with Judd Harcombe of Skype and Billy Crawford take a Qik pose! #SmartSkypeQik

In an exclusive partnership with Skype, Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) announces FREE trial of Skype Qik for subscribers on platforms, iOS and Android phones, for three months.

As a telecommunications company of unparalleled service to its millions of mobile subscribers, Smart announced its exclusive team-up with a formidable partner in video messaging service, Skype. The partnership is as a result of a goal to provide Smart’s existing subscribers the trendiest way of communicating with friends using real-time videos on the mobile phone platform with Skype Qik app and as part of the drive to deliver the “Internet for All” campaign.

Share your Qik video moments with friends! Download Skype Qik and use it for FREE! #SmartSkypeQik

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Skype Qik mobile app is fresh new offering from Skype since having gone through merger with Qik. Unlike Skype whose main focus is on calls, video calls, and instant messenger conversations, Skype Qik enables users to send short videos and clips real-time to anyone in the phone’s address book.

Starting on launch, Smart subscribers currently residing in the Philippines are able to try this cool new app from Skype by installing the said application in their mobile phone devices which they can use to check out its features and send video messages to friends free for three months, whether subscribed in prepaid or postpaid service.

Skype Qik: Capture the Moment

In a statement coming from the EVP and Wireless Consumer Division Head at Smart, Charles A. Lim said, “From simple SMS messaging to mobile chat apps, the way Filipinos communicate has evolved over the years. Video has become part of the vocabulary of mobile phone users, so video messaging is just the next logical step in this evolution. Smart, in partnership with Skype Qik, paves the way toward a new way of communicating through video messaging.”

Speaking on behalf of Skype, Judd Harcombe, Head of Global Market Development stated, “We see a growing demand for differentiated services from mobile operators across the world. Our partnership with Smart will give users in the Philippines the possibility to tap into the global Skype Qik community and experience a new way to capture and share moments on a variety of mobile platforms.”

The “Kodak” of Video-taking

Skype Qik is trying to implement itself as the authority of real-time video taking in as much as Kodak was in taking pictures. You either Qik your videos or otherwise it did not happen – whether it’s that once-in-a-lifetime travel experience or those stunning places you came across and wanted others to see with you in real-time, Qik delivers. Spice up your travels using Qik – take videos of beautiful places as you go to friends and family you left behind giving them a sense of being with you as you travel.

Download Skype Qik and use it for FREE for 3 months!
Download Skype Qik and use it for FREE for 3 months!

Capturing videos with Skype Qik is made easy with its own user-friendly interface which users will surely love. Users can take videos which they can instant share with friends via user-created groups. Unique to Skype Qik as a feature, “Qik Fliks” can pre-records as many as 12 short videos which users can use as a fast video message similar to emoji icons as seen in today’s instant messenger applications.

Skype Qik app is downloadable on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, for both Android and iOS platforms, respectively. To learn more of this latest offering from Smart, visit this page:

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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