Skype offers 25% off discount when you sign up a 12-month subscription for the unlimited country plan. This is a great deal. Normally, Skype will charge you 5.95 per month for this plan and 12.95 for the Unlimited World. There is a small difference between the Unlimited Country and Unlimited World. For the Unlimited Country plan you will have to select only one country for the unlimited call. If you have the Unlimited World, you can have unlimited call to any country (that Skype offers a service).
For some countries, Skype allows you to make a phone call to a cell phone with no additional charge. So, you can either call a land-line or cell phone from either Unlimited World or Unlimited Country plan. However, only Unlimited Country subscription that is on SALE now. It ends TODAY!!
Especially, it works out great for me because I call Thailand a lot. Now, Skype offers unlimited calls for both land-lines and cell phones for Thailand. The quality of service is way better than my phonecard purchased from BanKhaNom Thai.
Skype even adds couple bonuses. You can get a Skype ToGo number which allows you to make a local phone call to connect to the Skype Hub/Sever before connecting to the destination. But, of course you will lose your air time if you use your cellphone to make a phone call. However, it allows you to make a phone call anytime and anywhere you want without using a computer with the Internet connection. How convenient!! In addition, you can get a free Voice Mail service too.
This is the best deal ever!
As Skype has announced on March 31,the Lite Skype would be available in this month for BlackBerry Bold and Black Berry Curve users. This is a very good news for me since I have been using Skype and SkypOut almost everyday. This would be a lot more convenient for me to call back to Thailand or even received a phone call from other countries.
The ability to make calls will be available in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United States and the UK.
You will be charged by your mobile operator for local air time and data usage based on the type of calling service and data plan you have purchased. Since the lite version of Skype uses a mobile data connection to sign in to Skype, update your contact list, update presence and send/receive messages, you will be charged by your mobile operator for data usage. You will not incur charges from Skype when you make Skype-to-Skype calls or send instant messages to friends on Skype; however national calling rates apply from your mobile operator due to the use of local air time. Skype will charge its regular very low Skype rates when you call landlines and mobiles using Skype or when you receive calls on your mobile handset from other Skype users or people calling your personal online number.
The beta of the lite version of Skype will be available as a free download to BlackBerry smartphone users beginning in May from www.skype.com/m using their BlackBerry® Browser.
What an awesome news!!