Skype announced that all US and Canadian-based Skype customers can now make free SkypeOut calls to traditional landline and mobile phones in the US and Canada. Previously, Skype users in both countries were required to pay for Skype calls from their PCs to traditional telephones.
A Skype press release announces this
“Skype anticipates that completely free calling in the US and Canada will expand Skypes increasing penetration in North America and solidify Skypes position as the Internets voice communication tool of choice. More people will now have the chance to benefit from Skypes premium services and online calling capabilities.”
While SkypeOut calls within the US and Canada will now be free, SkypeOut calls to and within all other countries will continue to incur charges. Skype is allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video communication for free between the users of Skype software. Look out for Skype Gift days when youll be able to redeem 10 minutes of free credit for SkypeOut calls.