a new way to call anyone in the world with Skype To Go
on = August 28, 2007, 7:26 am
Release Author = Skype
Release Summary = Skype announce the launch of the new Skype
to Go service which allows users to make international calls from
their mobile at local rates
Release Body = Skype have launched a new way to
call anyone in the world with the new Skype To Go service.
As part of the global roll-out of Skype Pro, users
can talk to their best friend abroad from their mobile phone for
as long as they want without it costing an arm and a leg.
new service requires a simple Skype (http://www.skype.com/)
download and sign up procedure to join Skype Pro
and means that Skype Pro customer's will receive
a Skype To Go number at no additional cost. The
activation of the Skype To Go number, requires
users to choose the friend or family member they want to call who
lives abroad. Users can then simply enter their international number
and Skype To Go will give users a local number
to use instead.
the Skype To Go (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/products/skypetogo/)
number, users can call their friend from any phone, anytime they
want. Customers can also store their Skype To Go number
on their mobile phone and talk no matter where they happen to be.
a Skype To Go number ensures international calls
from a mobile are cheap. For instance, calling friends in Australia
now costs the same as calling from across the street plus the SkypeOut
rate for Australia, which for landlines is as little as 1.7 Euro
cents per minute.
of Skypers around the world already make cheap international calls
from their computers. With Skype To Go, you don’t
have to think twice about the cost of making an international call
from your mobile phone. If you have a friend living abroad, you
can now talk to him or her anytime and anywhere you want.”
says Stefan Oberg, VP & GM Telecoms at Skype.
Pro was originally launched at the beginning of 2007 and
is now available world-wide. Skype Pro is a fixed
fee product and includes a range of features that varies depending
on the country, for instance, zero per minute calls to local and
national landlines, free voicemail and a range of discounts on Skype
products and services.
popular features such as video calls from one Skyper to another,
sending instant messages, transferring files, conference calls for
up to 10 participants or public chats remain free to all Skypers
across the world. Customers can also use Skype
to make free calls from one Skype account to another.
the world’s largest internet communications community, Skype
is committed to giving people the ability to set their conversations
free at home, at work and on the move. It is focused on further
developing its ecosystem of more than 50 hardware partners and more
than 190 Skype Certified devices to broaden the
appeal of Skype to a wider base of users who want to use Skype
away from the PC, no matter where they happen to be.
Skype Pro users can choose to pay a low monthly
fee and receive a range of exclusive features and benefits, such
- Zero cents per minute calling to domestic landlines within the
same country. Connection fee applies. Now available in 28 countries
- One Skype To Go number - International calls
from a mobile/landline at local rates (available in 10 countries).
Calls will be charged at standard local SkypeOut rates,
along with local mobile/landline tariffs
- Skype Voicemail (normally €15 excl. VAT
- €30 discount on SkypeIn (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/products/skypein/)
numbers (standard cost is €50 excl. VAT)
- Exclusive discounts on hardware for Skype
- Additional discounts on a series of Skype Extras
are also available including call recording, desktop sharing,
new ringtones and emoticons.
Site = http://www.skype.com/
Details = PR Contact:
2 Stephen Street
+44 (0)121 288 3779
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