Qik Responds: Core Capability of 2-way Video Chat to be Free

We received an email late this evening from Qik co-founder Bhaskar Roy who wanted to clear the air on the recent rumor that their video chat service will run an extra $5 per month.  He told us “the core features of 2-way video chat and live video sharing from phone to phones, web, desktop will be FREE. What we’ll be rolling out are optional premium features that users can subscribe to.” 

We were directed to check out their latest blog posting which adds that the company is currently working on some advanced premium features which would require the premium fee.  They expect to make an official announcement on June 4th, the same day the EVO 4G launches. This is actually pretty good news and we’re only too happy to help put out a fire we helped start. Any guesses as to what the premium services might be?

Thanks Bhaskar for taking the time to set to things straight!

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14 Comments

  1. Darnnell J
    May 29, 13:46 Reply

    Its funny how qik (pun intended) responded. I think the were really statrting to look like the bad guys also it does not help Sprints momentum. I just hope that the premium fees is not so line like to be able to use video chat in a 3g space.

    Now if only Sprint would wake up about this $10 per a Evo thing which it seems nobody can give a straight answer on

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