Skype announces free calls to all landlines in France


Good news for anyone looking to cut their call costs in France – Skype has announced that all French-based Skype users can make unlimited SkypeOut calls to landlines in France for free. But make the most of it – the offer is only valid from September 7th to December 31st 2006.

Skype is probably hoping the scheme will increase take-up of their software in France, boosting penetration into that market. A similar scheme in the US earlier this year was a big success – France is the first European country to benefit from this marketing drive. Is the UK next? Let’s hope so.

Calls between from one Skype software account to another across the world, remain free, even when the current offer ends.

Skype website

Dave Walker
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