Microsoft adds new perks to Skype Premium accounts

Skype has evolved. Microsoft recently announced that group video calling would be available for everyone to use for free. Previously, you were required to have a Premium account. But what about those who were (and still are) subscribed and paying for the luxury? Skype has you covered with a small thank you upgrade package. Put short, you'll be able to call to countries around the world at no extra cost.

The company will be providing premium subscribers with unlimited calls to phones in over 60 countries (mobile numbers in 8 - see the Skype list for more details), without bumping your fee. As well as the new call allowance, Skype premium subscribers will also be able to have up to 10 people in a group video call, receive live chat support when required and the usual ad-free experience.

How does one upgrade their premium account? One does not. Skype will change everything across for you. Be on the look out for an email from the communications provider. Thanks, rdubmu, for the tip!


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Microsoft adds new perks to Skype Premium accounts


So now some users will have eternal advantages over other users without paying a cent?
So happy I finally broke free from this broken service....

Hangouts > Skype

Though still waiting on Google Voice integration with Hangouts app on Android. Still don't get why iOS got it first. But all good things come to those who wait.

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In my experience - from several months ago - Skype did everything they could to NOT deliver the perks - Visit the Skype support community forum and search for 'reward premium' to read about my attempts to get the 'perk'. (When writing this, my topic was first in the search results.)