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Monday, August 11, 2008

Skype To Israel: Unlimited Calling Now Included

It looks as if one of my favorite VoIP programs, Skype has recently included Israel within its unlimited calling plan package.

(Share Skype Blog) When we launched our subscriptions back in April, we had always planned to increase the number of countries included. And today, we’re happy to announce the first two new members of our unlimited calling club: Finland and Israel (finishing 22nd and 9th respectively in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest). [...]

Unlimited World subscriptions now include calls to all landlines in Finland and Israel — if you’re on the Unlimited World subscription, you can now make unlimited calls to landlines in Finland and Israel for no extra charge. [...]
Both Finland and Israel can now be picked as calling destinations for Unlimited Country subscriptions too, which offer unlimited calls to landlines in those countries specifically.

This should make it easier to for those living in the US, Israel, etc., to call each other without fear of spending too much money (which is a good thing for those living in the age of "runaway" inflation due to gas prices).

Unfortunately this only includes land line phones (which may be bad since many--if not most--Israeli's carry a cell phone) but hopefully in the future they will consider expanding it towards cell phones as well.

Note: I may just sign up for the global plan now, and replace my GrandCentral button with one from Skype. This will be very helpful, whenever I need to contact friends, teachers and (if I am lucky) some green tech companies in Israel.

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  1. Skype is indeed marvelous. What's missing is the ability to forward incoming international calls to a "regular" phone.

  2. Hey Ziv,

    I thought Skype already had this? At least for domestic calls?

    Thanks for the heads up on this.



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