Rogers launches video calling service

Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless steals AT&T's thunder as it becomes the first carrier to commercially launch a mobile video calling service in North America. AT&T announced and has debuted their video callshare service, but has yet to commercially launch it. Both carriers use their HSDPA networks to support the service. Roger's video calling is just part of a new suite of products the carrier calls Rogers Vision. Other features include video-on-demand clips from YouTube and CNN, mobile TV, radio-on-demand from XM and a music store.

The service will initially cost a mere $5 a month, which includes unlimited video calling for three years, three months of unlimited VOD and three months of unlimited mobile Internet browsing. Rogers asked Canadian TV star William Shatner to make the first video call.

For more on Rogers' video call service:
- check out this article from RCR News