Skype offers unlimited long-distance for a flat fee

Skype has just annoucned that for about US$10/mo, you can get unlimited long-distance (Skype-to-landline) to the country of your choice (well one of 34 at any rate). Not a bad deal at all. This turns the traditional long-distance market on its head. I still remember paying over $1/minute for long-distance calls (made in the same hemisphere no less). Yes, that is per minute.

Ok, so there’s a little * next to the ‘unlimited’ as in no more than 10,000 minutes per month, but seriously are you going to be using Skype for more than 5 hours a day?!

See the page on Skype’s site for more details on rates, etc.

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