“Skype‘s VoIP calling service has been synonymous with free computer-to-computer calls for so long, it’s easy to overlook the company’s calling plans to landlines and mobile phones,” writes CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt.
“Those who do buy Skype Credit and use Skype plans to call phones rather than computers know that making calls to a mobile phone can easily cost 25 cents per minute. That’s a steep fee compared to rates as low as 2 or 3 cents per minute to call a landline, depending on the country in question,” Dolcourt continues.
“On Wednesday, Skype introduced what we consider a light version of its monthly unlimited subscription plans. The new plans will cost less than the current unlimited offerings, and will still ring both landlines and mobile phones for a flat fee,” Dolcourt writes.
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Skype intros new mobile calling plans to 170 countries