Skype Hits One Million SkypeOut Users

Skype Hits One Million SkypeOut Users

March 11, 2005 As of today, more than 1,000,000 users enjoyed the benefits of SkypeOut, Skype's first premium service offering global calling to PSTN numbers for local rates. Skype is the leading VOIP-category product, worldwide.

"We're thrilled about Skype's growth and credit support from users who have told their friends and family about the cost and quality gains they've found with Skype," said CEO and co-founder Niklas Zennström, speaking from the CeBIT tradeshow in Hanover, Germany. "Our one million SkypeOut users prove that savvy consumers will pay for value - and we will continue to delight users by delivering the software and services they seek to realize the potential of modern communications."

This milestone is the most recent achievement for the fastest-growing global communications tool in history. Skype has more than 29 million registered users and is adding more than 155,000 new users per day. On average, 2 million people are simultaneously using Skype to connect with friends, family members and colleagues. Skypers have now talked for approx six billion minutes. (Note "minutes served" is tracked on the main Skype.com homepage and will likely hit 6 billion later today.)

Skype is constantly innovating and setting new standards of quality and value for Internet Telephony. Skype has stated commitments to expanding platforms beyond the MAC, Linux, Windows and Pocket PC platforms currently available, and is making massive inroads in implementing our wireless strategy to expand portability. In the near future, Skype will announce new premium offerings, and enhancements to the basic free service.

Skype's award-winning software has been honored by numerous organizations. A complete listing of Skype's awards is available at skype.com/com…ds/ .

Please let us know if you have questions or would like any additional information.

Thank you for your interest in Skype and your support over the last year and a half.


There is a free software link on the same page if anyone wanted to play with it, I am sure a bit of feedback would be welcomed by other members

- acecatcher3


I'm ashamed to say I haven't tried it out yet. I've only heard good things about it though...apparently the voice quality is even better than a normal telephone!! Never mind that Skype to Skype it's free!

Free and better sounds like a good thing to me.

its really good! me and brother use it when playing online gaming! you can alos do chat and send files! but sending files is slow because you have the voice on!

Same here, haven't used it as yet! But the Skype hype is really gaining catching on. I've heard only good things about it so far, so expect I'll have to try it soon

The voice quality that I heard from a user, seemed to have a very slight bit of an echo behind it, but speech is very clear.

the echo might be because the microphone is too to close to the speakers

Might have been that Although the sender was using a headset

Maybe it was my phone :roll:
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