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Skype Extending Unlimited Calling

SkypeThe word from various places, including Skype Journal, is that Skype is creating some new unlimited plans to replace the Skype Pro and Skype Unlimited North America plans. The plans are not available yet, but should be shortly:

  • Unlimited U.S. and Canada: Similar to existing Skype Pro service. For $2.95 a month, you get unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada to either landlines or mobiles.
  • Unlimited Mexico: Includes unlimited calls to U.S., Canada, and landlines in some locations in Mexico–specifically Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. SkypeOut rates to other locations in Mexico can be up to 80% cheaper, mobile phones 45% cheaper. All that for $5.95 a month.
  • Unlimited World: In addition to Unlimited U.S., Canada, and Mexico benefits, unlimited calls to landlines in 32 additional countries for $9.95 a month.

The above plans are for people in the U.S. and Canada. Similar plans also exist for Europe as well. Head on over to Skype Journal for the deets.

What do I think about this? This certainly makes it easier for people to justify giving Skype more per-month. If I made a couple of calls to Mexico or to the countries that are supported, I would certainly do it. However, I find the current Skype Pro offering–and the Skype Unlimited U.S./Canada plan–suffciient for my needs.

Will you take advantage of these new plans? Let me know in the comments.


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