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Skype now offering unlimited calls to U.S. for as low as $1.09 per month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 May 2010 17:26 User comments (2)

Skype now offering unlimited calls to U.S. for as low as $1.09 per month Skype has announced today that it has started new subscription plans that will allow for cheaper calls to the United States from over 170 countries, with plans starting as low as $1.09 per month.
The expected most popular package is the one that includes unlimited calls to U.S. and Canadian mobile and landlines which costs $2.95 per month. U.S. buyers can get unlimited calls to landlines in 39 other countries for $6 a month. The most expensive package is $12.95 per month and gets you unlimited calls to 40 countries including the U.S.

To get the cheap $1.09 a month plans, users have to select packages that allow calls to only one country. Packages to allow calls to certain regions, like "Western Europe," are also available.

Subscriptions can be purchased monthly, for three months, or for a year, with automatic renewals.

All subscriptions come with voicemail and call forwarding and can be purchased with credit cards, PayPal or bank transfers.

Although the packages say "unlimited," there are some restrictions, as Skype allows only 10,000 minutes per month, or a maximum of six hours per day.

You can view the countries and the restrictions here: http://www.skype.com/legal/terms/fair_usage/

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2 user comments

16.5.2010 2:01

My wife's been using something similar to skype, but it's called VOIPdiscount. It gives you 300 free minutes per week to just about any country, and some of the countries don't have that land-line requirement. They charge something like 10 euros, and 3 months after you last paid them they charge you 0.01 euro per minute. So basically she spends 10 euros every 3 months to be able to call her parents on the other side of the world.

23.9.2010 9:54

How about Gmail's free calls to US and Canada? You can call right from your browser by just installing a plug in. I tried it and its good. For overseas calls, I am sticking with my Onesuite VoIP...tried and tested and rates are cheap.

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