Today Skype announced that
SkypeOut would be available for $30 for a year, with unlimited calling in the US or Canada. Previously, SkypeOut operated only on a pay-per-minute scheme, charging a few cents for every minute that your call lasted. The charges per minute varied depending on whether they were domestic and international, but they were usually pretty cheap across the board. How does the new plan compare?
Well, it works out to $2.50 a month, which is a pretty nice deal if you do a lot of calling. Even better, if you sign up before the end of January, you’ll be able to snag the year for
The old system of purchasing credit is still an option (at a rate of 2.1 cents/minute for US and Canada), which is nice, since I still have around €7 in my account. As my cell phone does free long distance, I’m not too tempted but it still seems like a good offer.