Skype Releases New Software Version

Skype for Windows Version 1.4, which was previously released as beta software last month adds a number of new features such as increased mobility options, new personalized ring tones, sounds andpictures, improved sound quality (about time eh?) and more ways to connect to your friends and family. Other new features include a new Call Forwarding service that will allow callers to forwardincoming Skype calls to another Skype name or up to three landline or mobile numbers when the caller is away.   "Skype pioneered free Internet phone calls, and even with more than 56million people already registered, we’ve recently seen our growth accelerate to over 170,000 new registrations a day," said Niklas Zennstrom, CEO and Co-founder of Skype. "We are passionateabout really understanding what motivates people to want to make Internet communications a part of their everyday lives, and listening to our callers about what they want from Skype allows us to stayahead of the game. Today, we are thrilled to be delivering on this promise by offering a new version of Skype which both new and existing callers will find adds powerful and innovative new featureslike call forwarding and personalization, as well as offering our best ever sound quality on our simplest product to install and use."   For those that want to personalize their Skypesoftware with ring tones and other features, a small charge applies – $1.20. We can’t figure out if this is a monthly charge, a one time charge or what though. So if you know, please post belowin the comments section. You can download the latest version from the Skype website.

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