Vodafone expects a good reception from the corporate community for its Video PXT messaging which launches this weekend.
The video capability will be beneficial to business users including construction workers and real estate agents, a company spokesperson said of Vodafone live! Video PXT messaging on the Nokia 3650.
An enhancement to its Vodafone live! PXT service, the video function will let users record about 10 seconds of a personal video message on the Nokia 3650 and send it to any Video PXT capable phone or e-mail address, from Saturday June 21 2003.
According to the telco, users can also send Video PXT to non-video compatible mobile phones - a TXT message will be sent to the recipient directing them to the Vodafone PXT World Web site to view the Video PXT message.
For a limited time, the cost per Video PXT is 99 cents. However, from October 1 2003, the cost per Video PXT sent will be $1.25, and higher rates apply when roaming.
The spokeswoman was unable to provide details of how many users have so far signed up to the live! offering, which has extensive network coverage across Australia, since its launch in April 2003.
Initially Vodafone live! Video PXT will be available on the Nokia 3650, with more Vodafone live! PXT compatible devices becoming available throughout the year.
Vodafone has 2.56 million Australian customers, and claims its global sales are equal to 55 per cent of the total retail sales in Australia.