Popular video calling service Skype has partnered with a number of prominent UK retailers to launch a series of pre-paid cards allowing users to add funds to their account on the go.
Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsbury's and WHSmith will all sell the top-up cards at select outlets, making for a total of 1,400 stockists nationwide.
The Skype cards will be available in increments of £10 or £20, which can be redeemed online. The cards can be used as gift cards and feature a 19-digit PIN number that can be entered securely into the Skype website. The cards will then give you access to paid-for Skype services such as Skype-to-phone calls, text messages and group video conferencing.
You can also use the card to sign up for Skype's subscription packages. These include £5.74 per month for unlimited calls to European landlines, or £9.76 per month to open it out to the entire world.
The added service follows news last week that Skype has released Skype 6.0 for desktop-based Windows and Mac operating systems.
For more on the Redmond-based firm's radical new operating system, check out ITProPortal's Windows 8 review.