Skype cuts rates for SkypeOut users

29 Jul 2005

Luxembourg-based VoIP operator Skype has cut the cost of its low-cost SkypeOut service by an average of 15%, to mark the one-year anniversary of its launch. Skype says it recently reached 140 million downloads for its VoIP products making it the most widely used internet telecom company in the world. It currently boasts more than 35 million registered users and claims to be signing up more than 150,000 new users every day. The reductions take in China, Greece, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Poland and Switzerland, which join more than 20 other destinations in Skype’s Global Rate tariff band. Skype has also significantly lowered SkypeOut rates for calling numbers in Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Cook Islands, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland (mobile only), Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka and Turkey.