Saturday, May 08, 2010

Skype Bring New Subscription Plans, Five-way Video Group Calling

Skype Subscription Plans Skype Five-way Video Group calling
The new subscription packages that Skype will offer from next week range from 60-minute to unlimited packages offered in one three or twelve month intervals. Skype is also promoting these subscriptions and telling us that they will save us up to 60% rather than using pay-as-you-go feature. With current currency rates, plans will start from $1.09/€0.89 per month at rates as low as $.01/€0.01, depending on the country you select to call with your subscription.
Skype users will be able to party with new five way Group Calling Feature, which will allows a video call with up to five Skype users participating. It will be free until end of this year.

LUXEMBOURG - (Business Wire) People can now call landline and mobile phones worldwide more simply and affordably than ever before, thanks to the new monthly calling subscriptions offered by Skype.
Starting tomorrow, Skype is rolling out calling plans to more than 170 countries that provide customers with a savings of up to 60 percent compared to Skype’s standard Pay As You Go rates.
Customers will also have more choice with subscription plans available in 60-minute to unlimited packages, and the ability to buy 1-month, 3-month and 12-month calling subscriptions.
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:

1.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

Skype’s new monthly subscriptions lower the cost of international calling and make it simple to choose the plan that best meets your needs,” said Neil Stevens, General Manager of Skype’s Consumer Business Unit. “People around the world can now have the simplicity and flexibility to call almost any phone in the world for less.”
Skype is well known for providing free voice and video calling for users around the world. Since October of 2005, the company has also offered low-cost options for Skype users who want to call landline or mobile phone numbers. Calling through Skype now accounts for 12 percent of the world’s international calls according to TeleGeography Research.
Skype users can continue to call mobile phones and landlines globally without subscriptions by purchasing Skype Credit and using the Pay As You Go option. Skype will also continue to offer its popular unlimited world monthly subscriptions.
For full details on Skype’s calling subscriptions, visit:
Fair usage policy ( applies. Excludes service special, premium and non-geographic numbers.
*.€1.02, $1.25, £0.79, including VAT where applicable


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