Skype doubles connection fee

Dylan Bushell-Embling
27 Aug 2009

Skype, the world’s largest international voice carrier, will next week double the connection fee for many of its calls.

All international calls outside of its global rate destinations will attract a $0.079 connection fee, compared to the current $0.039 fee, from September 6.

The price hike affects calls to major telecom destinations such as India. A SkypeOut call to New Delhi currently costs $0.092 per minute.

The global rate zone of 30 countries includes Asia-Pacific markets such as Singapore, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia

The price rise flies in the face of the continual fall in both retail and wholesale charges for international voice calls in every market in the world.

“We review our pricing on a regular basis for calls to landlines and mobile phones, and we make any necessary adjustments to reflect market conditions and deliver the best value to Skype users,” a Skype spokesperson told


Q1 2009

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