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CES 2011: Skype finally enables group video calling

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Skype Group Video Calling

Skype also shared something new during CES 2011. They just announced the group video calling for consumers and enterprises. This will allow Skype users to bring together family together or collaborate with co-workers across the globe on a single video call. Skype group video calling will be part of a new Premium package which will cost around $4.99 as a day pass or $8.99 as a monthly subscription. The package comes with access to live chat customer support.

In addition, if you’re a current Skype user and you sign up for group video calling during the first month of its availability, you will receive a 33 percent discount on cost if you subscribe under 3 and 12 month subscriptions. New Skype users of group video calling also get a 7 day free trial as well as a 25 percent discount if you buy an HD webcam, since it would be a better Skype video calling experience for you if you have such webcam rather than the ordinary ones.

For Skype business users who use Skype’s desktop app, group video calling can be easily set up to enable real-time, face-to-face meetings and work collaboration. Enterprises who will sign up for group video calling will get a 33% discount upon signing up for a 3 or 12 month subscription. Additionally, 15% discount will be deducted on headset and speakerphone bundle.

Some requirements to start video calling include – a member who has activated the 7-day free trial or has signed up for a day pass or monthly subscription using Skype for Windows 5.1. Other participants of the video call must at least have Skype for Mac or Windows version 5.0.

Read [Business Wire]

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