Skype

  tullie 21:39 06 Sep 07
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I am considering downloading Skype,must be an age thing,but i find the pricing a tad confusing.
In plain english,how much will it cost me per minute to ring a Landline in UK,local and national.

  Pamy 22:22 06 Sep 07
  Arnie 00:02 07 Sep 07

For £1.50/month +VAT, you will be able to ring any UK 01/02 landline number at any time of day free.
This also includes the connection charge.

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  VNAM75 01:28 07 Sep 07

"This also includes the connection charge"

No it doesn't:

Pay nothing per minute
for calls to landlines within your country².

² See available countries. Only to numbers with prefix 01 and 02, connection fee and fair usage policies apply.

  Arnie 09:24 07 Sep 07

I have just checked my wife's account charges and it is a 3.3p connection charge. (Rounded figure).
Mind you, we are still saving a fortune by not using our Virgin Media landline phone or, using it sparingly.

Our last VM bill was £11 rental with zero charges.

One recommendation is:

Do not use Skype for 0845, 0870, 0871 and any other numbers that are not 01/02 UK numbers.
These will cost more than the landline charge since they are shared calls.
In fact I try to avoid all 0870 and 0871 numbers like the plague.

  tullie 13:18 08 Sep 07

Thanks for advice folks,ticked as resolved

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