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Skype offering free unlimited calling for a month

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Skype offering free unlimited calling for a month
Skype-to-Skype calls have always been free, but not Skype credits, which allows users to make Skype-to-landline or Skype-to-wireless calls. Depending on where you are calling, or whether it is landline or wireless, the cost can work out to a fraction of what you might pay through traditional service providers.

Now, Skype is offering a month of unlimited calling to mobile devices and landline locations. It can be contacts, or people not in your contact list, just use the dialer.


Is there a catch? Arguably yes. It is called “fine print” and here is what you need to know:

  • The fair usage policy still applies, so you cannot burn up talk time on an overly gratuitous level and obviously, premium and satellite numbers are not eligible.
  • You must claim your free month by NOVEMBER 15 (that's tomorrow), and must have been an existing Skype customer for at least the past month.
  • You also have to provide payment details in case you continue to use these otherwise paid services past the promotion period.
  • The offer is not available to customers in Russia, China, Taiwan or Korea.
  • Only certain destination countries are part of the promotion. For calls to wireless and landline destinations, you may call numbers in: Canada, Guam, Hong Kong S.A.R. China, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and United States.
  • For these countries, you may call landlines only: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg only), Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

It is kind of odd that we can call Russia, Korea, China and Taiwan, yet they cannot be part of the promotion.  Either way, it is a nice little treat to pick up and get in touch with some folks before the holidays. 

To claim your month, just click the source link below.

source: Skype

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:20

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


So I just type in the number and call for free?

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:23

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


1 Euro for payment authorization
edit: nevermind they give you it back.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:34

4. Hammerfest (Posts: 361; Member since: 12 May 2012)


LOL! Free calling!

Just make sure you know that anything and everything you say can and most probably will be handed over to whoever the hell Microsoft (the owners of Skype for a good while now -in internet time) feels like!

While im no fan of AnonOps (for the most part), handing over personal information without proper paperwork is just wrong... no court order or anything, just a "here ya go"...

Google for more instance's as well of user data being handed out left/right... might as well open the database's for everyone to access at this point, thats how Privacy goes with Skype-Microsoft!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:39

6. nokia3310 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Not all skype users can avail for this,had conversation w/ skype rep and they told me.it just randomly select who can avail for this subscription

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