Skype adds on connection fees

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Tim Higgins

If you are using Skype for PC-to-landline calls, you soon could find new and additional charges on your account: The company announced that it will be adding a connection fees to every “SkypeOut” call – in exchange for dropping per-minute charges on a new “SkypePro” package.

The change it usage fees is part of a new strategy to offer “a simple, convenient and cost-effective way for consumers worldwide to call landlines and mobiles over the Internet,” Skype said in an announcement posted on Thursday. Initially focused on Europe, Skype decided to apply new pricing models to SkypeOut accounts worldwide during the 2007 calendar year.

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