Re: Free Calls With Skype???

I have a Skype account, and when I try and dial the number, it tells

> me I have to buy Skype credits. What's the secret? BTW, to dial a + > I held down the " If you're in the US or Canada, you can use SkypeOut to call any landline or mobile number in both the USA and Canada for free.

If you're in the US or Canada and calling any other country, OR if you're in any other country and calling landline or mobile numbers in the US or Canada, the standard SkypeOut rates apply.

So no, this does not give free calling to the US and Canada from overseas.

My guess is that Skype uses your IP address to validate that you are in the US and Canada, and their list of US/Canadian IP networks isn't quite accurate. It works for me.

They may be doing something silly like checking the country in your Skype profile, but I doubt that since it's easy for anyone to set that to whatever they want.

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