Today Skype started an offer for Indian users who can now call any mobile device or land line in the US and Canada for free of charge using Skype. In order to call a number, you have to just open the dial pad on Skype and type the number. This limited period offering is available for both existing and Skype users in India and will valid until March 1st 2015.
Although earlier this year, Skype on Windows 8.1 got free group video calling facility and before it gone free, it was available for Premium users at $9.99 per month. Microsoft on the other hand been upgrading Skype app for all platforms to bring new features. With Skype for Android gets updated with contact syncing support and earlier this month Skype for Windows Phone updated with version 2.25 – gets improved chats, bigger emoticons and several best features.
Now that Microsoft Skype’s real time translator preview for Windows 8.1 released, that eventually translates conversations in real-time both ways and collaboration between Skype, Bing, Microsoft’s Research Lab. Currently, it displays text at the bottom of the screen in both the languages.
“Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program. The preview program will kick-off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English, and 40+ instant messaging languages will be available to Skype customers who have signed-up via the Skype Translator sign-up page and are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.”
posted Skype’s corporate vice president Gurdeep Pall in a company blog.
Go ahead and start calling your family and friends living in the United States and Canada from India using Skype’s free unlimited calling offer.