Skype launches WM Smartphone beta and Skype Unlimited

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The last two days have been rather exciting for those of us who follow Skype. First off we have the Skype 2.2 Beta for Windows Mobile. For a while now everyone rocking a PocketPC device could use Skype anywhere they liked. As of yesterday those of us with Smartphone devices can install the beta and come in from the cold.

Also this morning, the kids in Luxembourg announced Skype Unlimited for North America. While there is an annual fee of thirty bones, that money buys you unlimited calling to any phone in North America. Now why was it you needed a home phone again?

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    Now I can convince my parents to let me have new phone.  "Look mom no overages"

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    JD Lewin

    Exactly! It's all made extra easy if you get a Skype handset, though you'll only be making calls on open WiFi networks.

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    I don't suppose phone companies will ever get to the point of just being ISP's for handsets will they?

    So I could pay them for internet access on their network, but that's it.  No "phone bill" per say.

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    JD Lewin

    Yea it's going to take them a while but they have to figure that out. Ultimately they'll be comfortable being just a pipe, particularly when you consider that all their revenue-generating nonsense is wrapped around driving network traffic.

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    Chris Hess

    Hey what up this is pretty cool

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