Heard of the new freedom you can enjoy with Skype’s Specials? They now offer you unlimited calls (i.e., “subscriptions”) to landlines in 34 countries worldwide that cost a mere $12.95/month! (If you see rates of a country not of yours, scroll down to the drop-down menu at the bottom and select your country to see your specific rates.) And that package even includes a landline phone number in your country plus a voice box (called “SkypeIn”.)
That’s awesome! Imagine someone is calling you at a phone number in the US (or many other countries) but you are at the beach in Brazil—and the caller even doesn’t know where you are—how cool is that! You can receive calls for free while being logged in to their messenger, or you can use call forwarding and receive calls wherever you are to very low rates.
Or you talk with someone for hours and hours without looking at the watch and worrying about the cost. But even if you call someone in a country that is not one of the 34—or when taking advantage of call forwarding mentioned above—the minute rates are really reasonable (they call it “SkypeOut rates”.)
Besides, the voice quality in Skype is the best I ever came across. Skype-to-Skype calls are crystal clear, it is as if your partner is sitting in the room next door, even if s/he is in reality thousands of miles away. This is what impresses me the most.
Skype keeps getting cooler and cooler with its amazing specials. :-)