Telefonica announced that it has officially been chosen by Microsoft to provide VoIP services to Windows Live Messenger customers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United States, and Venezuela. Dubbed Voype, Telefonica's VoIP service works with Live Messenger and will allow Windows Live customers to make calls directly from their PCs to any landline or mobile phone in the world. Microsoft and Telefonica already working in Latin America, since Feb ‘08.
All you have to do is sign-up for an account here. Note: a microphone and speakers or a headset and broadband connection required! Credits are available in amounts of $5, $10 or $20. The calls to and from Windows Live Messenger users will be free and calls to landlines and cell phones will be available for a fee. The rates are: about a penny to China, 2