$10 for a Three-Month Skype Premium Subscription (Up to $26.97 Value)

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Video chatting allows you to see the joy on a distant friend's face when he devours a slice of birthday cake and the terror when he discovers the slice of cake was a makeshift home for a family of birds. Experience a rainbow of long-distance emotion with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a three-month Skype Premium subscription from Skype (up to a $26.97 value).

During peak hours, Skype's globe-spanning communication powers connect millions of users to one another on computers, smartphones, TVs, and landlines. The Skype Premium subscription bears all the ingredients of the free software—unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, instant messaging, and low-cost calls to non-users—and adds a dash of video conferencing for as many as 10 people at once.

With high-quality HD video feeds available for users with HD cameras, subscribers can study each other's rice-kernel collections without eyestrain during artistic pow-wows, family reunions, and business summits. A subscribers-only 25% webcam discount readies home-rigs for Skyping, and if tech problems arise, Skype Premium subscribers can access 24-hour live-chat customer service in English.

Though Skype occasionally features discounted prices on its website, this Groupon offers the best deal available.


CNET editors reviewed Skype, awarding it a perfect five stars for its "streamlined interface," and CNET reviewers give the software an average of 3.5 stars:

  • Excellent audio and video quality make it, coupled with it being free, make it [sic] my choice for calls. – mkosche
  • The new updates seem to have improved the quality of both the voice and the video connections and have made the navigation within skype more intuitive. – ianblane

In a Nutshell

  • HD video calls for up to 10 users
  • 25% off HD webcam
  • Unlimited Skype-to-Skype international calls

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 10th, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per Skype account. HD available only with HD camera. Not valid for users with US accounts through Skype Manager or Administrators. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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