Sunday, May 14, 2006

Skype Offers Free Wireline/Wireless Calls in U.S. and Canada

Skype began offering its US and Canadian-based users free SkypeOut calls to traditional landline and mobile phones in the US and Canada. Previously, Skype users in both countries were required to pay for Skype calls from their PCs to traditional telephones. Free SkypeOut calls to the US or Canada will be available to US and Canadian-based Skype users until the end of the year.

While SkypeOut calls within the US and Canada will now be free, SkypeOut calls to and within all other countries will continue to incur charges.

Skype said it was launching the promotion to expand its user base in North America.

On May 1, after just more than two and a half years in operation, Skype achieved 100 million registered users worldwide.

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