Skype, Qpass add ringtones, pictures to VoIP service

Skype partnered with Qpass to launch a version 1.4 of its VoIP service that brings personalized ringtones and avatars to subscribers. The new version also allows users to forward incoming Skype calls to another Skype name for free or to landline or mobile numbers for 2 cents per minute. Qpass will host and manage billing and content acquisition for the new Personalize Skype. The companies will provide a limited number of pictures and sounds for free. Qpass already has wireless carrier deals with Cingular, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

For more on the Skype 1.4:
- read this piece from PC World