Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to offer the first pre-paid cards for Skype VoIP calls along with a line of Skype certified headsets, webcams, and handsets that it will sell in the Internet and voice communications areas of its stores. A Skype spokesman said the pre-paid cards will cost $8.85 and contain a $20 Skype credit and a three-month subscription to the VoIP provider's unlimited calling plan. "Our research suggests that when users add a Skype-certified accessory like a headset, handset, or Webcam, it greatly enhances their experience and they use Skype more," said Don Albert, VP and general manager of Skype North America. Skype, bought by eBay in 2005, provides free calling among Skype's 196 million registered users and relatively inexpensive calls with users on public switched telephone networks.
News source: InformationWeek