Skype Introduces New VoIP Services

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The company that makes the Skype software that lets internet users call one another for free anywhere in the world is launching two premium services, as the number of downloads topped 100 million on Friday. SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail are built into the latest version of the software, available for the Linux, Mac OS, Pocket PC and Windows platforms, Skype Technologies said.

With SkypeIn, users get regular phone numbers and can receive calls from landline or mobile phones without having to pay roaming charges. Users can purchase up to three numbers from their home country in Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States during the initial test period. Skype Voicemail lets users receive a voicemail message up to 10 minutes long from any user or traditional phone.

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