MySpace will offer members of its popular Internet telephone calls social networking with a new feature based on eBay Inc. 's Skype service, the company announced Tuesday.
Users with a Skype account can click a button on your MySpace profile to call the computer or telephone of another member, so they could reach people in your network, even when not online. The service will be available in 20 countries from November.
MySpace, the largest social networking site with 110 million members, will share revenue from the agreement with Skype, which allows customers to make long distance calls using their computers. Skype, the Luxembourg-based division of eBay, has 220 million registered users.
Standard PC to PC calls are free, but users must pay for "premium" options, such as your own personal phone number, voicemail, call forwarding and the ability to make calls from a PC to phones Fixed phones.
The executives did not disclose other financial terms of the agreement, which comes as both companies strive to expand membership amid growing competition.
One of the biggest rival MySpace is fast-growing Facebook.com, which has more than 47 million active users - including at least 200,000 new registrations per day since January.
On Wednesday, San Jose-based eBay is expected to report to take an impairment charge of $ 900 million for Skype - an acknowledgment that the e-commerce leader drastically overvalued the acquisition for $ 2.6 billion, completed in October 2005.