Unlimited Calling Plans – Introductory Discount Ends this Weekend.

Back in April we talked about Skype’s new Unlimited Calling Plans. Just a heads-up that Skype’s introductory offer expires this weekend (June 1). They offer 3 months for the price of two or twelve months for the price of eight. For a review here are the basics:

What’s Free (world wide):

  • Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls
  • Instant Messaging
  • File Transfer
  • Skype Conference calls (up to 10 participants, all on Skype)

Skype Calling Plans are full service plans, based on the originating geographical location of calls. They may be purchased as a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription; no contracts are required. They combine:

  • free calls to any designated phone within the designated territory for the plan
    • no connection fee
    • landline and mobile for Canada, U.S., China, Hong Kong, Singapore
    • landline only for other 29 countries
    • subject to a fair use policy of 10,000 minutes/month
  • free call transfer from/to SkypeIn/SkypeOut numbers
  • Skype voice mail
  • up to ten party conference calling to a combination of Skype contacts worldwide and SkypeOut contacts within the geographical region of the respective plans

Important: All rates shown below are as of May1 , 2008 and subject to change at Skype’s discretion. Click on the various “signup” links below for details at Skype website.

North American Plans:

  • Unlimited US and Canada: $2.95 per month
    • 50% discount off one SkypeIn (online) number
  • Unlimited Mexico: $5.95 per month
    • Unlimited US and Canada plus:
    • unlimited to landlines in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey
    • discounted rates to other locations and mobile phones in Mexico
  • Unlimited Worldwide: $9.95 per month
    • Unlimited Mexico plus:
    • unlimited to 32 worldwide countries
    • 50% discount off three SkypeIn (online) numbers
  • Sign up here

European Plans

  • Unlimited Country: €2.95 or £1.95 per month
    • landline calls within “local” country
    • one free SkypeIn (online) number
  • Unlimited Europe: €3.95 or £2.95 per month
    • landline calls within 20 European countries
    • one free SkypeIn (online) number
  • Unlimited Worldwide: €8.95 or £6.95 per month
    • landline calls to 34 countries plus to cell phones in US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore
    • three free SkypeIn (online) numbers
  • Sign up here (Euros, GBP)

Asia: click here for details and signup (US$, Euros, GBP)

  • Unlimited Country: Chose a single destination country independent of originating country

Brazil: click here for details and signup (US$, Euros, GBP)

  • Brazil 400 limited to 400 minutes within Brazil

Rest of World: click here for details and signup (US$, Euros, GBP)

  • Unlimited Country: Chose a single destination country independent of originating country

Tags: Skype, Skype Calling Plans, SkypeOut

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