The news had a profound effect this Friday, March 30, 2012 when the American Linden Lab (creator of the virtual world Second Life) and French Free Mobile (telecommunications operator subsidiary of Iliad) jointly announced the signing of a major agreement that will allow residents to exchange text and voice between them and the real world.
An avatar can send SMS from within Second Life to a recipient of the real world, this is something that may seem improbable, and though you think again! Already in 2008 the company offered free Starfruit this possibility in passing note that the Swiss company also offered paid services trans-worlds. One of these cabins had also been installed in the region Furvata (in the courtyard of the school).
The downside still to this announcement, communications will be paid. But it is precisely this fact which claimed the decision to Linden Lab: Free Mobile is, globally, the cheapest SMS, only € 0.01 per SMS or L $ 3. Sending an SMS will be likely, according to leaks from developers, by a HUD (an attachment that shows prims directly in the GUI).
The other part of the agreement concerns the possibility for a Free Mobile user calling from his mobile a resident of Second Life, provided of course that it is connected. The cost of the call will be borne by the user Free Mobile. And of course, will require that the resident has a telephone number.
But just as a developer Linden Lab, the indicative June 51 was reserved for this purpose. This leaves a million possible combinations. The inclusion of a resident to have a code will be billed by Linden Lab (several tens of L $) and, again from the publisher of Second Life, Residents will be able to redeem or resell their codes. Hence certainly the willingness of some remarkable numbers to acquire and resell at a profit, as, for example, 06 51 12 34 56, 06 51666666, 06 51 05 20 12 etc…
So the business in second life is still a reality… Here I let you watch how it works…
Concerning the Mobile agreement, it’s Leaving only the case where a resident would call the Real World by the 3G network, it has been described as a technical innovation in the study, we will know in a few weeks if possible.