This is very interesting: You won’t need Internet access to make Skype calls anymore, thanks to a new upgrade in the service called Skype To Go that Skype just launched. Skype To Go Direct Dial will allow a user to make phone calls using Skype, not from the computer but from a cell phone or land-line. The good part is that in order to use the new service you won’t need an Internet connection anymore. Maybe not necessarily useful for landlines but perfect for mobile use if you do not want to subscribe to those pesky data plans. 3G is not required either since you will not send any data and the voice – data connection is performed inside Skype’s own servers.
How it works? By converting the phone number you want to call into a unique Skype To Go number. A local calling code is attached as well, so you won’t have to pay long distance fees. Since the call is routed through Skype, their calling rates will apply in this case so you’ll need to use Skype Credit or a Skype subscription plan. The connection fee is 3.9 cents per call.
Users can now save a direct dialed Skype To Go phone number and have up to nine of these numbers saved in their phone.
The new Skype To Go service opens a new era especially for international calls. You won’t need a computer to call your relatives abroad and while there are already various plans to talk for cheap from landlines, calling cheap via mobile phones was a little bit more complicated until now.
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