Skype brings VoIP calling to all mobiles

Popular voice over IP software maker Skype has launched the improved Skype To Go, a service where any mobile phone can call any mobile or landline directly – at a low cost and without the need for an internet connection.

The new Skype feature doesn’t use an application on a mobile phone, instead a pre-setup number is used to dial a contact and in many different countries around the world.

Skype’s To Go service can be used to call a number in Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA.

The VoIP company converts the required number from its website for free, where that number is then forever associated with that person and with a very competitive calling price attached; all without the need to install any software.

No computer is needed after all this is setup, with the whole process only taking just a few minutes and the number can then be entered in the phone's address book for easy access – with a maximum of nine different numbers.

This succeeds the previous Skype method, where the number had to be manually dialled after hearing a voice prompt and in the same way as prepaid calling cards.

Paying for this service can either be done from buying credit for these calls, or from a monthly subscription.

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