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New functionality further improves the way people worldwide talk on the Internet
LUXEMBOURG, MAY 3, 2006 – Skype, the global Internet communications company, today released the beta version of Skype 2.5, the newest edition of its software that allows anyone with an Internet connection to make free worldwide voice and video calls. With new features and enhanced functionality, Skype now makes it even easier to set up a Skype account and to call and stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues for free.
As part of the new software enhancements, registration is simplified for new Skype customers and dialling traditional phone numbers is more intuitive, making calls to landlines or cell phones anywhere in the world easy and affordable. Features such as improved conference calling offer excellent voice quality and make it a natural way to stay in touch. Simple prompts while Skyping allow users to adjust how they manage their internet connection to ensure they have the best possible call quality. Other new functionality includes built-in, localized payment options, now in over 15 currencies.
“Skype has always focused on making it easy for people to have conversations for as long as they like, anywhere in the world, for free. We want to make Internet calling incredibly straightforward so people can effortlessly stay in touch,” said Niklas Zennström, CEO of Skype. “With the latest version of Skype’s award-winning software we’ve listened to our customers and made it even easier for communities of people to connect and easily talk to each other for free.”