Skype cuts SMS rates again

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Skype cuts SMS rates again

Just received word that Skype is temporarily cutting in half the cost of sending SMS messages using Skype. Skype had this promotion going on last month, but this time SMS messages being sent between June 4th and June 10th to recipients in more countries than before are being included in the promotion. Last month, only 10 destination countries were included, but this time around, there are 15 destination countries – including the US and UK. (Click here for the half price campaign page)

Here's the release Skype sent out:

In deciding to repeat the promotion, the company is building upon the success of a similar week-long promotion last month which led to a significant spike in SMS message volume sent via Skype. In addition, Skype has expanded the list of destination countries to which the ‘half off SMS’ messages can be sent this time around.

Between June 4 and June 10, 2007, Skype users anywhere in the world who send SMS messages to recipients in the following 15 countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States – will be charged half the usual rate. More information about Skype’s half price SMS promotion can be found at

“We had such a great response from our users that we've included even more countries in the half-price SMS promotion this month,” said Stefan Öberg, VP & GM of telecoms, Skype. “As Skype’s community grows, users are beginning to take advantage of the full range of communications channels that are available via Skype. We are seeing similar usage patterns in how they take advantage of the ability to send SMS messages quickly and easily to friends, family and colleagues around the world from the comfort of their keyboards.”

More information about Skype SMS rates to all destinations can be found at

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