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Free calling from Skype in the States and Canada

Free calling from Skype in the States and Canada

Nothing says "come hither" like "it's free." Skype is hoping to grow its already teeming mass of users by offering free outgoing calls in the United States and Canada through the remainder of 2006. The company hopes that the allure of free SkypeOut service will get users to pay $38 a year for their unlimited incoming-call service, SkypeIn. If it doesn't work, eBay will be out only the $2.6 billion it already paid, plus whatever it costs to pay for all those outgoing calls, plus whatever strange logic was behind its Skype purchase in the first place.