We’ve been fans of the Skype Internet calling service for a long time now. We first disovered Skype – an pure Internet VOIP player (Owned by Ebay) when we were searching for a way to call Asia cheaply. Basically, Skype, for uninitialited allows anyone to download their software for free and talk to anyone in the world for free who also uses the software. The real magic happens when you purchase Skype credits using your credit card or PayPal funds. The credits can be used to call any phone in the world (mobile, landline, etc) for rates usually around the 2 cent/per minute range. However, the only shortcoming is that you need to call from a computer with the software. That part usually meant you were tied to your computer when you were making calls.
However, Skype to Go service was launched to resolve this problem. Skype to Go basically works like a phone card. You purchase credits, Skype provides you with a local phone number and you call that number and then dial your international number to connect at Skype rates. The benefits is that you don’t have to use a computer to get the skype rates and you can call using any phone (Such as your cell phone) when you’re away.
The only shortcoming, at least until now, is that Skype to Go service was only available to those who sign up for a Skype monthly plans. That has now been changed. Now anyone can purchase Skype credits and use the Skype to Go service without a monthly plan. This can be a great way to set up for and use by older parents who may not know enough about computers to use Skype on the computer. Now they can benefit from the cheap Skype rate for international calls aws well. In addition, you won’t have to fuss about to find and purchase phone cards from shady vendors that may or may not have all of the minutes printed available.
How is your experience with Skype, feel free to leave comments below.
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