Although everybody’s go-to VoIP service is already doing the world a huge favor by allowing free Skype-to-Skype calls, a limited-time only special offer promises to let you do even more absolutely free.
For an entire month you’ll be able to make Skype-to-landline and Skype-to-wireless calls without any charge whatsoever, and the only catches seem to be that the offer is not available across the entire world. Oh, and that you have to redeem it today, on November 15.
Now let’s see exactly what you can and cannot do during this month. First off, you can’t claim the offer if you’re residing in China, Korea, Russia or Taiwan. You also can only call both mobile and landlines in Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, China, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and United States.
As for landline calls only, you can do those in a whole bunch of countries, including Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom, but oddly enough also Korea, Taiwan and a couple of cities in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
Another key condition that you have to fulfill to claim the promotion is to have been an existing Skype customer registered for more than 29 days. Finally, you have to know that after this first free month, your subscription will automatically continue and you’ll be asked to pay $13.99 per month for the service unless you cancel it within 27 days of the start date.
It goes without saying that only one free subscription can be claimed per customer, but also that Skype’s fair usage policy still applies, so no “re-selling” minutes, sharing subscriptions or “unusual calling patterns” (more details here).
All things considered, this sounds like one heck of a deal, and, unless you’re from the four countries banned from the Unlimited World subscription, think no more and just act.