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Skype unveils unlimited calling plan for US and Canada
[December 14, 2006]

Skype unveils unlimited calling plan for US and Canada

( Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) A USD30 annual subscription has been unveiled by Internet telephony company Skype, enabling users to make unlimited calls with its Internet-based phone service, using a regular or mobile phone, within the US and Canada.

Skype has revealed the details of its new calling plan as it is phasing out a promotion introduced earlier this year, which enabled users in Canada and the US to make unlimited free calls. It is offering its new SkypeOut plan for USD14.95 for 12 months, rather than USD29.95, until the end of January 2007.

The company usually charges USD0.021 per minute for its SkypeOut service in the US and Canada, with charges for calling non-Skype phone numbers in other countries starting at USD0.02-0.03 per minute but varying considerably. Skype users are also able to receive calls dialled from regular phones through the SkypeIn service.

Skype is not currently intending to introduce the new subscription to other countries, although the free in-country calling promotion is due to finish at the end of this month.

Copyright 2006 M2 Communications Ltd.. Source: Financial Times Information Limited.

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