It looks as though the Fast Chat service – turn your mobile phone into a walkie talkie – is about to gain traction here in the UK. The service is being tested by Orange, and high street retailer Phones4U has just signed up to be a nationwide distributor.
The main problem is the need to subscribe to a GPRS service first, which not many people do yet. Oh, and the fact that it costs an extra �6.99 a month, which is a little expensive to say the least. But still, early days.