I've been using Skype's SkypeOut outbound calling service for awhile now. While it does have some call quality issues (such as the frequent failure of SkypeOut to work with many customer service touch-tone dialing systems), I have generally been pleased.
Still, I have not bought in to Skype's in-beta,inbound calling service, SkypeIn. The one that gives you a number for non-Skype users to call you on.
The main reason I could justify signing up for SkypeIn is because to me, a phone number without voice mail capability is pointless. That said, I wanted to give their voice mail service - in beta for two months - a chance to get the kinks out. I've learned that with Skype, a beta is actually an alpha with some hairs on it.
SkypeIn is still in beta, but things have changed. Now, Skype is officially branding Skype Voicemail as ready for prime time. Starting yesterday, they've been branding Skype Voicemail as an official premium product. Subs cost the equivalent of $7 for three months or $19 for a full year.
So even though Skype Voicemail is official and SkypeIn is still a beta product, I think I will jump in. Have any of you been trying Skype Voicemail as a beta? Anny thoughts? Then post a TalkBack!
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