Monday, October 10, 2011
Skype to Go numbers let you call friends, family and colleagues long distance at great Skype rates from any mobile or landline.
Let’s say you live in New York and your friend lives in Australia. You’d like to call her when you’re away from your computer, but you don’t want to pay those hefty international call charges on your mobile or landline.
Just give us your friend’s number in Australia and we’ll convert it into a local Skype to Go number that you can call from any phone.
Next time you’d like to call your friend, dial her Skype to Go number and you’ll get straight through at Skype’s per minutes rates or with your subscription.
What a Call Costs
Call via a Skype to Go number to phones abroad are made up of two charges:
Operator: Your operator will charge you for a local call to your Skype to Go number. This may be included as part of your operator’s calling plan.
You will not be charged if you are calling a number covered by your subscription.
Skype: Skype will charge you the same low rate as if you were calling a phone using Skype on your computer.
#1 You have a landline that includes local calling. You also have a Skype account, but do not have a subscription to a specific plan. You call China. You don’t get charged anything extra from your local phone company. Skype’s charge for calling China on your account (from Henderson, NV) is .026 USD/minutes (including VAT). The charge is deducted from your Skype account.
#2 You have a landline that includes local calling. You also have a Skype account and a monthly international subscription. You call China. You don’t get charged anything extra from your local phone company or Skype.
The same applies if you make the call from your mobile and the mobile’s local call rates apply.
How to Get Started
1) Go to skype.com and create an account. Download the Skype software to your computer and you are ready to make Skype-to-Skype calls for free!
2) If you wish to make other calls with Skype, you will need to add money to your account. Then you can decide if you’d rather pay per minute at Skype’s low rates, or subscribe to a plan which will allow you to make calls at even lower rates depending on how many calls you plan to make.
3) Once you have money in your account, you can enable Skype-To-Go, which allows you to make calls via Skype from any landline or mobile.
Skype – What is it?
Free/Pay as you Go/Subscriptions
Skype is a software supplication that allows users to make voice and video calls, as well as instant messaging over the internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system or monthly subscriptions.