Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Skype - The whole world can talk for free.

On another note, a co-worker of mine as well as my loving wife got an email from skype announcing a free 60 minute call added to their account. We tried it and called a relative on a cellphone in bicol. It worked! although predictably just a few minutes (5 minutes i think). Obviously the 60 minute applies to calls made to the US and other VOIP friendly teritorries.

Some observations on this Skype out thingy:
1. The call made to a landline (Digitel) in Bicol was a bit garbled, and delayed. You have to do the walky-talky talk in order for you to understand each other.

2. The call made to the cellphone (Globe) was a bit better, and was just like a regular cell phone to cell phone call. We could even hear those tricycles whizzing in the background.

Anyway, it was fun while it lasted. Nothing beats free. Hopefully Skype will soon let you call any landline for free, just like what they are doing now for the US and Canadian teritorries.

Time to go to bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


Miguel said...

I thought the free calls are only to countries covered by the global rate?

Unknown said...

hi migs,

musta ang haifa?

anyway, those free 60 minute skype out credits seems to be given at random. i didn't recieve any, but a co-worker and my lovey did.