Aug 30, 2010

Skype Connect, Formerly Skype for SIP, Is Now Out Of Beta.

The Skype Connect business VoIP offering is officially launched and ready for new business customers. Skype software enables users to make free video and voice calls with other Skype users. How well will it be accepted?  Skype Connect (formerly Skype for SIP) allows employees of a business to make domestic and international calls using regular office telephones (PBX systems) instead of a computer and headset for VoIP calls.

The way it complements existing phone systems and its improved ease-of-use has made Skype increasingly popular with businesses. It has been in beta since last year and already has over 2,400 active global customers. Skype estimates 37% of its users use the service for some type of business-related activity.

Business customers can use Skype Connect to make outbound calls from desktop phones to landlines and mobiles around the world at Skype’s discounted long distance rates and they can also receive calls from landlines or mobile phoines from Skype users to SIP-enabled PBX systems free of charge to people using Skype.

Skype Connect is now certified to work with PBX and UC products from Avaya, Cisco, SIPfoundry, ShoreTel  and other OEMs.

This video gives a brief overview of the new product:

We know many Codero customers use Skype. How do you use Skype for your business?  Are you happy with the Skype services?

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