SkypeOut for free?

Whats this now? Before you go getting excited, it’s not gonna happen in Ireland – at least not in the near future anyway.

Skype have announced that they are to provide free calls to traditional landlines and mobile phones throught the US and Canada. I had made a post a few months ago stating that if it ever happened in Ireland I would happily rip out the home phone, now it looks like our American / Canadian counterparts are going to get to experience it first hand.

In a move thats likely to shake up the telecoms industry in the US, at least temporarily, Skype users will be able to make free calls via the SkypeOut service until the end of 2006, a move intended to increase Skype penetration in both regions. Could you imagine though, the amount of money lost to the main telco providers if EVERYONE jumped on board until the end of the year? Some craic…


  1. Jeremy June 6, 2006 at 5:23 am

    Hey man,
    I live in the US and just downloaded Skype. Been having a lot of fun with the free calls and such. An easy way to make prank calls too. 🙂

    Hope Ireland gets it mate.

    Good day.

  2. Ken McGuire June 6, 2006 at 7:38 am

    well for some with the free phone calls! 😉 Hope we get it too…. cheers Jeremy 🙂

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