Skype Services: Meet Hot Local Singles in Your Area?
No, this isn't a spam article, but I couldn't resist hacking out that headline. Skype has launched a service that allows subscribers to charge for incoming calls. Ideally, it allows phone-based businesses to jump to Skype without destroying their business model. So, ideally, all the sex-line chatter on the go would need is a WiFi-enabled mobile phone...
I mean, I'm just saying.
The inevitable link to make a Skype call to the company concerned is present, along with one to add your business to their listing. At the moment this is without charge, though it would seem obvious that some sort of premium listing will come with time.
More interesting is the premium-rate connection service Skype Prime, which allows anyone to charge callers to contact them over Skype, at a rate they determine, with 30 per cent going to Skype as a handling charge. The idea is to allow the ranks of astrologers, cricket pundits and, let's be honest, sex lines, to move their businesses to Skype with little effort.