Skype Tightens the Screws: on Multiparty Video Conferences

If I already pay for Skype out … why isn’t this service free?  Isn’t it Peer-to-peer?  If it is, what exactly am I paying for here?

Skype group video calling sheds beta as paid Skype Premium service — Engadget

A new version of Skype for Windows just launched with a few notable features. To start with, stability has been improved as has quality. Unfortunately, the group video calling feature is no longer free now that the version 5.1 software is out of beta. A day pass costs $4.99 / €3.49 / £2.99 for impromptu sessions while a monthly subscription can be had for $8.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 with a 33 percent discount available to anyone signing up for 3 or 12 month subscriptions over the next 30 days. Two-way video calling is still free.

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Published in: on January 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

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