Skype’s Evolution

by Dave Michels

Skype seems unstoppable. About to cross the threshold of 30 million concurrent users, a multi carrier/device mobile strategy, an enterprise focus, a consumer home TV focus, and now the re-launch of Skype To Go.

Super cheap, super universal, super efficient on bw, HD video, wide band audio, screen sharing, and of course presence/IM. There are few services that are more complete. What’s fascinating to me is Skypes’ spectacular and rapid rise from geek to chic

Skype To Go is a local DID that doesn’t have to be local. No need to use a computer – any phone to any phone with Skype rates. International unlimited calling US/Euro for $13.99/mo. You can create up to 9 direct phone numbers for associates around the globe.

Unlimited VoIP that even works with a rotary phone.

From the Skype Website:

Skype To Go is an exciting new way to call friends, family and colleagues abroad at great Skype rates from any mobile or landline. Yes, that’s right, even your 10-year-old mobile or antique landline phone. You don’t need an Internet connection, and you don’t need to be in a 3G coverage area.

Here’s how the magic works. Let’s say your aunt lives in Australia and you live in New York.

Simply give us your aunt’s number in Australia, and we’ll convert it into a unique Skype To Go number with a New York area code.

Then, all you need to do is call this number from your mobile or landline, and you can talk right away to your aunt in Australia at Skype’s amazing rates.

With Skype To Go, you can use your Skype Credit or subscription and get the same low rates* that you enjoy when you call from Skype on your computer today. Except that there’s nothing to install – it’s a great way to use Skype when you’re away from your computer.