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Skype to now allow users to charge for calls

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Mar 2007 20:17 User comments (7)

Skype to now allow users to charge for calls On Wednesday night, Skype launched a new beta of a service that would allow any user with the latest updated version of the software to charge for voice and video calls placed to their account.
The beta, dubbed "Skype Prime," allows users to have the option to either charge by the minute or a single charge for the entire call. All fees would be taken out of the caller's Skype Credit account, and the called party would receive 70 percent of the proceeds collected, payable through PayPal.

Since SkypeOut was launched in 2004, Skype says that the features of Skype Prime have been a very common request from its loyal users.

Writes a company spokeswoman: "I'm happy to finally see us rolling this out, and I'm sure it will enable a whole new range of businesses...so nothing will change in our free global Skype-to-Skype calling, but on top of it, you can now have paid calls if you want."

Skype says that this offer benefits global businesses that are wanting to charge for phone calls. At the moment, premium landline numbers can only be accessed within the country they're based. With the new Skype Prime, companies can now make their services available worldwide.

If you have a PayPal account and are using Windows then you are ahead of the game. All you need to do is install Skype version 3.1.0.134 and you get all the added functionality. Other platforms will be added in the future.

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7 user comments

18.3.2007 20:49

thats a bad idea..

28.3.2007 20:58

its not a bad idea, its just a very targeted segment of people that will ever need to use it.

myself not being one of them.

39.3.2007 4:26

hello home-based gay phone sex buisness!

49.3.2007 5:15

Why would we WANT to use that? We can switch to Yahoo! Messenger or-or a cell phone if we want to pay!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Mar 2007 @ 5:16

59.3.2007 7:45

Originally posted by eiffel65:
Why would we WANT to use that? We can switch to Yahoo! Messenger or-or a cell phone if we want to pay!
it's not meant for you to pay.. it's meant for you to earn.

if you can offer some sort of service over the phone, which you want to charge by the minute for, you can use Skype to do so. For example, some sort of consulting, or yeah, even some porno phone.

69.3.2007 12:08

"On Wednesday night, Skype launched a new beta of a service that would allow any user with the latest updated version of the software to charge for voice and video calls placed to their account""

meaning the "user" can use Skype to charge the person calling them.

710.3.2007 5:34

Quote:
Originally posted by eiffel65:
Why would we WANT to use that? We can switch to Yahoo! Messenger or-or a cell phone if we want to pay!
it's not meant for you to pay.. it's meant for you to earn.

if you can offer some sort of service over the phone, which you want to charge by the minute for, you can use Skype to do so. For example, some sort of consulting, or yeah, even some porno phone.

You're confusing me.... Could you explain?

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