Virgin Media has today announced the launch of a new service named SmartCall which is apparently the UKs first Wi-Fi calling service that allows you to use call other mobiles or landlines with your unlimited call plan through your mobile.

The service will launch as a smartphone application, that will connect to a wireless internet connection once synced with your Virgin Media landline it can be used to make calls through said line.

This means that users of the service can make calls from anywhere in the world as if they where using their landline at home, all be it abroad or just at the pub down the road.

The app will be available to select customers on an exclusive basis in the coming weeks, after which Virgin have said it will roll out to all Virgin Media customers from early 2013.

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