From NY Times article on Skype's new unlimited calling plan:
Over all, the Internet calling business is booming. Mr. Halpern said that by the end of the third quarter, there were around 8 million subscribers to Internet calling plans in the United States, up from 6.5 million in the previous quarter. That figure did not include users of Skype.
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I love subscription business models and I think Skype has a chance to sign up millions of paying subscribers with their new unlimited calling subscription plan. You can call any number in the US or Canada. So do you go Vonage at $24.95 per month for the residential unlimited plan or Skype for $14.95 per year?
Sometimes you see market forecasts that blow your mind. I remember attending Jupiter conferences starting in 1995 where forecasts were made showing hundreds of millions of internet users worldwide in the coming years, and it was mind-boggling then. Now, estimates say we're over a billion internet users worldwide. Any time I see a billion of anything, I'm pretty impressed. So I was