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Skype Phone Numbers

Alan Burkitt-Gray (ABurkitt@EUROMONEYPLC.COM)
Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:50:07 -0000

Knowing Digest readers' interest in VoIP and Skype, I thought you
might like to see the item we published in our free email newsletter,
Global Telecoms Business Top 5 Daily, yesterday. Incidentally, if
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Alan Burkitt-Gray Editor, Global Telecoms Business
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20 7779 8518 or +1 212 224 3880

Skype launches real phone numbers at Eur30 a year

Peer-to-peer phone operator Skype is beta-testing its SkypeIn service,
offering customers real phone numbers from 30 area codes in the US as
well as London and Hong Kong, plus non-geographic French
numbers. Customers can buy up to three numbers for their Skype account
at Eur30 (about $40) a year each, with no charges for incoming calls
and with free voicemail.

There's been no formal announcement of any launch, but details have
just appeared on the company's site, with the warning: "Right now
we're just testing the service, so there might be some kinks and it
might not be entirely stable all the time."

Meanwhile Skype's CEO Niklas Zennstrm said yesterday that one million
users have bought SkypeOut, enabling them to call regular phone
numbers around the world at Eur0.017 a minute. The minimum pre-pay
amount is Eur10.

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