Skype waives fee for US and Canadian landline numbers
Skype says it hopes the move will increase "penetration in North America." That Skype is free to download and free to use has already helped the service achieve the milestone of more than 100 million users. The latest move by the company is an attempt to drive that number up even more.
Earlier this month, Vonage enhanced its VoIP subscription service to include free international calls to France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom for those users with unlimited plans. Skype may have felt some pressure to entice users to its service even more. Free calls may indeed be one way to do that for users who don't mind making phone calls using a PC.
Read more from the Skype press release.