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Skype today announced unlimited calling to over a third of the world’s population. The new subscriptions plan is the first time Skype has offered a single, monthly flat rate for international calling to landline numbers in 34 countries.

In the United States, unlimited calls to landlines in 34 countries will cost $9.95/month. No long-term contract. No connection fees.

Skype says you can make calls whenever you want – at any time of the day, on any day of the week. From today, you can choose from three types of subscription – from unlimited calls to landlines in the country of your choice through to landlines in 34 destination countries worldwide.

According to Skype, 309 million people all over the world use Skype. To purchase a subscription, go to skype.com/go/subscriptions for more details. If you purchase one of the new subscriptions for a 3-month or 12-month period before June 1st 2008, you will receive a further 33% discount.

Skype Mobile works on mobile devices such as WiFi-equipped phones and devices such as the Sony’s PSP and Nokia’s Web tablet.

SkypeIn provides a personal phone number for friends or associates that don’t use Skype. Anyone can dial your personal online number from a regular phone. Your Skype rings and you pick up the call – wherever you are in the world.

SkypeIn phone numbers cost $9 for 3 months or $30 for a full year with a monthly subscription. The monthly subscription costs $2.95/month in the US and Canada, and (now) $9.95/month for Unlimited World access. Without a subscription, SkypeIn phone numbers cost $18 for 3 months or $60 for a full year.

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