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Skype gets more free! Gets free-er?

Written By: Gary on May 16, 2006 4 Comments

So I’m sure you’ve heard of Skype, right? You can use it to make “phone calls” from computer to computer for free. I used it to make phone calls from Egypt to the US while I was there, it cost me about 2.1 cents per minute to make a call to any telephone in the US (I could have called another Skype computer for free).

They’ve just made it more free. Yes, I said free, to call the US and Canada for the rest of the year (2006). It shouldn’t matter where you are in the world, to call me would be free for the rest of the year. So download Skype now and give it a try.

FYI, I’ve ditched my landline phone at home and have just my cellular phone. So I programmed Skype with my local police/fire number so if I ever have a crisis I can at least use my computer for an emergency phone call (if needed). I just called up and said, I’ve just got a cell phone what’s the best non-911 number to call when I have an emergency.


Here’s how it normally works, they lease a bunch of phone lines around the world, it’s your job (using the Internet) to place the call using the Internet. Depending on the location they set the price, Egypt for example is 18.5 cents a minute, they don’t care where you are calling from (the USA, Egypt or from the same house you are calling to) it still costs 18.5 cents for them to make that call to Egypt. Except for now, calling to the USA and Canada is FREE.

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4 Responses to “Skype gets more free! Gets free-er?”

  1. Omni says on: 16 May 2006 at 1:16 am

    I ALMOST tried Skype; a friend got me to install it, but then got a cell with free long distance before we could use it, lol.

    Omni

  2. Angelo says on: 16 May 2006 at 5:00 am

    Are you kidding me? Holy Crap! That is amazing!

  3. Gary Said... says on: 27 December 2006 at 12:10 am

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  4. Gary Said... says on: 22 January 2007 at 11:25 pm

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