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Thursday 17 April 2014

New app lets children video-chat Santa on Skype

Some App Store users are unhappy with the price.

A new app will let children talk to Santa Claus on Skype for a minimum of £10

The new video-chat app connects children to the real-life Santa with no time limit to the call, but each call made to Santa will cost the account holder over £10.

St. Nick will chat to the children and they can tell him face-to-face what they want for Christmas, cutting out the traditional visit to Santa's Grotto.

The app, called 'Hello Santa', is by 'Make Believe Labs', who plan to use the technology to explain the service to other famous, previously unreachable, characters.

The app also records a video of the call with Santa, giving your child a keepsake of the conversation.

If you schedule your call beforehand, you can fill in some information about your child including name, age, etc so that Santa can greet your child by name during the call.

The app is available on iPhone and iPad but the call can be made from your Mac or PC if you don't have access to either app platform.

Make Believe Labs have sold "hundreds" of calls already since their launch in recent weeks.

Video Calls with Santa provides a cheaper alternative, but without the real-life interaction of 'Hello Santa'.

 

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