If you Skype regularly then this should be great news for you. To celebrate the fact that Skype has been around for a decade, you get 30 mins if you sign up. Register by signing in to your Skype account between August 29th and September 1st, and you’ll receive your free minutes that can be used any time during the next 30 days.
This is to celebrate their tenth birthday which happens to be today. Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, began what became an indispensable communications platform to over than 300 million people worldwide. According to Skype, 1.4 trillion minutes of voice and video calls have been made using Skype. That’s the equivalent of more than 2.6 million years of conversations made in only ten years’ time!
The hashtag to celebrate this iconic milestone is #TenYearsOfSkype. Skype has been used to hold meetings across continents, cutting the need for arduous journeys across the globe. It has been used by teachers to teach kids in remote, far flung areas. It is used everyday to make affordable voice over internet calls, as well as transfer files that would otherwise cost an arm and a leg to do so. So using that hashtag, do share with the rest of skypers what your most memorable sky moment is.
Skype is described as a freemium, voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. It is the consumers version of Microsoft Lync, an instant messaging client for businesses.