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Skype to offer unlimited international calling for $9.95

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 21st, 2008 9:17AM EDT

Amidst rumors of parent company Ebay’s desire to pawn them off on the highest bidder, Skype appears to be cruising along without a care in the world. The company had a successful first quarter, and is about to offer a new plan that could attract even more subscribers. Beginning today, anyone so inclined can sign up for unlimited calling to landlines in any of 34 countries across the globe. The plan will run you $9.95, and includes unlimited calling to U.S. landlines and cellphones. International cellphone calls are restricted to Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, though landlines are free anywhere Skype offers Skype-landline service.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.