This morning Skype issued a press release, Call Your Friends and Family Anywhere in the World For Less, announcing new consumer calling plans (subscriptions) that cover over 170 countries and introduce more granularity into the choices such as calling time, termination country(ies) and plan period (1-, 3- and 12-month).
While still awaiting to see the details (the plans will be rolled out tomorrow, May 6), it will be most interesting to see what the changes will be when calling mobile phones terminated in “caller pays” countries. According to the press release:
Skype’s range of subscriptions start from as little as €0.89* ($1.09/£.69) per month and offer effective rates as low as €0.01 ($.01/£.01) per minute to almost any destination around the globe.
With the new subscriptions, Skype users have the flexibility to customize their calling plans in just three easy steps:
- Select the countries you want to call
- Decide whether you want to call mobile phones, landlines or both
- Choose the plan that best suits your needs from 1-month to 12-months or 60 minutes to unlimited
Note that these are consumer calling plans. Dan York reports that we should also see some changes for Skype for Business tomorrow, according to an email he received from Skype.
Once there has been a chance to see the details when rolled out tomorrow, I’ll probably have more commentary.
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