I keep forgetting to post this, and several of you have mailed in tips about it, and every time I see them I think to myself, “Self, I should totally post about the Skype deal, and soon,” and then I see something shiny and wander off and never post.
Anyway, now through January 31st, 2007 (that’s this Wednesday), you can sign up for a whole year of unlimited SkypeOut for just $14.95, which is half their regular price. Don’t know Skype? This plan allows you to call other Skype users (which is always free) and any regular (non-Skype) phone in the U.S. or Canada for free, and to call internationally at ridiculously reduced rates. All you need is a mic and speakers, or a headset if you’re fancy.
I use my cell phone to make long distance calls, but the reception in my house is pretty lousy. Now for just over a buck a month, I can make those calls from my computer. Works for me.
(P.S. They take Paypal. Put those random eBay earnings to good use!)