Previously I blogged about how pleased I was with Skype Unlimited ($29.95 per year, I missed by 10 days the introductory price of $14.95) for making calls to anyone in the U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately that ended on February 10, 2008. My only choice was Skype Pro since Skype Unlimited is no longer available.
Skype Pro is 20% more expensive, $3 per month, than Skype Unlimited and it has more features but I won’t be really using the new features much. Still it seems like a better deal than anything else I know of out there.
One of the Skype Pro features I may use is Skype To Go. With Skype To Go I can call Canada from my cell phone through a Skype gateway. There is no connection fee for calls that originate in the U.S. or Canada and the rate is 2.1 cents per minute to Canada which is a lot cheaper than the 40 cents per minute Verizon charges.
Another Skype Pro feature I enabled is call transferring. This features allows people to call my Skype account and if I am not on Skype the call will transfer to my cell phone. This way someone like my parents in Toronto can reach me without having to make a long distance call.