If you're situated in the states or Canada and love the idea of kissing your phone bills goodbye (and lets face it, who wouldnt!), then you'll be jumping for joy over this article posted up over at the DailyTech. Seems SkypeOut is now completely FREE for ye'lucky buggers (Waaah, us aussies miss out). The free calls apply to landline #s *and* mobile phones.
San Jose, CA, May 15, 2006 - Skype®, the global Internet communications company, today announced that all US and Canadian-based Skype customers can now make free SkypeOut™ calls to traditional landline and mobile phones in the US and Canada. Previously, Skype users in both countries were required to pay for Skype calls from their PCs to traditional telephones. Free SkypeOut calls to the US or Canada will be available to US and Canadian-based Skype users until the end of the year.
Skype has now removed any cost barrier for its American and Canadian customers to keep in touch with friends, family and business associates. Skype anticipates that completely free calling in the US and Canada will expand Skype's increasing penetration in North America and solidify Skype's position as the Internet's voice communication tool of choice. More people will now have the chance to benefit from Skype's premium services and online calling capabilities.
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