skype unlimited world Regularly making phone calls Internationally can get pretty darn pricey these days! Coming to the rescue of those callers is Skype who today, just announced new unlimited calling plans to overseas phones for an extremely reasonable price. When I say reasonable, it’ll only cost $9.95 per month to make a phone call to 34 different countries around the World. You really can’t beat that price, can you?

Countries included with this new “Unlimited World” calling plan include most of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Malaysia (view the full list here). What’s nice is that users will be able to call the landline phones of friends and family for that price. So for example, I (living in the United States) can call the land line of my cousin living in the United Kingdom  or the landline of my friend living in Portugal and talk to them for as long as I want in a month’s time for $9.95. Crazy, isn’t it?

Worth pointing out is that their “unlimited calling” isn’t actually unlimited. They’ll give you up to 10,000 minutes, but who really needs more than 10,000 minutes in a month? Because there are no long term contracts, this ought to be a really enticing option for people who call overseas frequently.

Overall, people still use Skype the most for calls made from one computer to another. In the first three months of this year alone, users called phones for around 1.7 billion minutes. On the other hand, over 14 billion minutes were used from those making computer-to-computer calls. This new Unlimited World plan may change that and we’ll see more people calling landline phones over the next coming months.

Source: AP

There Are 7 Comments

  1. $9.95 per month is too much. Why pay that much when for 10 Euro one can get 4 months of free calls from one of the many VOIP providers out there. I think that Skype shoulw lower the mouthy tax to let`s say 3 $ when it would actually make sense to use them instead of the rest.

  2. In the UK TalkTalk offers a landline phone service with anytime free calls to 36 international destinations and, of course, domestic calls along with 8Mb broadband with a 40GB limit for £21 ($42) a month.

    Seems more reasonable to me.

  3. In Finland less than half of people have a landline anymore, especially younger people only have cell phones. I think this trend is true for most of European countries now so the Skype offer isn’t very tempting here.

  4. Anonymous wrote:
    In the UK TalkTalk offers a landline phone service with anytime free calls to 36 international destinations and, of course, domestic calls along with 8Mb broadband with a 40GB limit for £21 ($42) a month.

    As far as I know there aren’t many phone companies who offer reasonable pricing on international calling plans in the United States though. So if you had friends or family in another country (which frequently happens with study abroad programs) then this could ease your pocketbook quite a bit.

    Mris wrote:
    In Finland less than half of people have a landline anymore, especially younger people only have cell phones. I think this trend is true for most of European countries now so the Skype offer isn’t very tempting here.

    I think that’s the way it is starting to become here, too. Ashley and myself only have cellphones, and we don’t really have a reason to go get a landline.

  5. I think it’s good to mention the other two bundles they have the Unlimited US & Canada ($2.95) and the Unlimited Mexico ($5.95).

  6. Wooohoooo! I learned something today. There are Thirty Four countries in this world!!

  7. Taklya wrote:
    Wooohoooo! I learned something today. There are Thirty Four countries in this world!!

    I suppose that their “Unlimited World” plan is a little mis-leading if people take it literally!

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