London, UK (PRWEB) August 25, 2007
Skype have announced it is making it even easier for businesses to get started on Skype with its new Small Business Pack. The Small Business Pack gives businesses everything they need to get started to make calls over the internet.
The Pack includes a Skype for Business (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/business/) download, 10 five month subscriptions to Skype Pro (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/products/skypepro/) (Skype's new internet communications package) worth €100 and €50 of Skype credit for making calls to landlines and mobiles across the world.
Skype's popularity with businesses comes from more and more businesses turning to Skype to keep in touch with their customers for less money. A recent survey of 250 businesses showed that 95% of those questioned confirmed they save money with Skype and 80% said that using Skype has increased employee productivity.
Enrico Noseda, director, telecom business development at Skype said, "Skype has over 196 million registered users today and in some countries more than 30% of those are business users. We want to give our business users a simple and more productive way to communicate but pay less for the privilege. With Skype Pro included, people can make *0/min unlimited calls to domestic landlines along with a series of premium Skype features and discounts on Skype-certified hardware."
Skype has also made it easier for businesses to install and manage Skype. Skype can be easily installed on multiple computers using the Windows Installer package (commonly known as MSI) giving IT Administrators greater control over how Skype communications traffic runs across their networks.
An online control panel enables companies to allocate individual users with Skype credits that can be used to make cheap Skype calls to traditional landline phones or mobiles and provides a consolidated view of what is being spent.
Notes to Editors:
The Skype Business Pack includes:
(Total value of €150 - Recommended Retail Price €99 + VAT)
*15% VAT is added where applicable and all Skype Pro calls are subject to a small connection fee of up to €0.039 per call.
** All SkypeOut (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/products/skypeout/ ) calls, including calls made by Skype Pro subscribers, are subject to a connection fee.
** Skype Pro local calling benefits apply in certain countries only, for calls to landline phones within the country
Skype sets conversations free by providing new and easy ways to stay in touch over the internet. Millions of people every day make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages using our software. Some pay a little per minute for long-distance and international calls (http://www.skype.com/intl/en/products/skypetogo/ ) to phones and mobiles and for SMS, voicemail and call forwarding, or they buy subscriptions that give unlimited calls nationwide.
Skype certify and sell hundreds of hardware products from more than 50 partners and work with third-party developers to create software to extend Skype's functionality. Skype has been downloaded more than half a billion times and over 196 million people from almost every corner of the globe have registered.
Make your world a smaller place: talk, share and do more with Skype. Access to a broadband Internet connection is required for Skype and all Skype Certified devices and accessories. Skype is not a replacement for your traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
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