Skype announced today
that all U.S. and Canada-based calls to other American and Canadian landlines and mobiles will be free until the end of the year.
Previously, using the SkypeOut service to landlines or mobiles in the U.S. and Canada cost $0.02 per minute. The cost of SkypeOut calls to other landlines in other countries remains unchanged.
In related news, last week, Skype released
for the Mac, which adds
support. The upgrade also included a feature for web presence, enabling an online status update for a web page or an email signature.