Skype the Internet phone company has now made changes to its call packages. Skype customers currently can make free calls between Skype customers via their broadband Internet connection. However, the cost of calling landlines and other non-Skype phones was expensive.
This has now changed. Skype have introduced a new price structure for the non-Skype-to-Skype phone calls. A monthly flat rate fee of £2.95 allows customers to make calls to landline numbers in 20 European countries. Calls to numbers only in the UK mainland will cost £1.95 per month. In addition, there is no minimum contract term.
Skype spokesman Stefan Oberg said that the aim is to make it easier for Skype customers to call non-Skype numbers and to be able to have hassle free choice to keep in touch with family and loved ones.
Skype was purchased by eBay in 2005 with the mission to allow customers to use Skype to enhance its selling model. However, Chief executive of eBay, John Donahoe, said the company is considering selling Skype as it has not lived up to expectations. If eBay can’t find ways to use the service to support its core business, namely trading goods online then it is likely the company will be sold.