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Luxembourg, 23rd February 2006 - Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, today announced that it has never been easier, quicker or more convenient for customers to buy products from

Customers wanting to top up their Skype Credit to pay for Skype’s offerings can now take advantage of online payment methods, special vouchers and scratch cards bought from high street stores. As well as giving people more payment options, Skype has made it easier for people on most continents – including Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania – to buy and keep track of their Skype Credit in 14 local currencies, including Euros, US Dollars, Polish Zloty, Brazilian Real, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, New Taiwanese Dollar, Swedish Krona, Danish Krona, Norvegian Krona, Japanese Yen, Hong Kong Dollar, Australian Dollar and Swiss Francs.

“Skype is about simplicity, convenience and choice, and we want to ensure this experience extends into buying from our site,” said Michael Jackson, Head of Paid Services at Skype. “We also want to make sure the full possibilities of the Skype experience are open to everyone – wherever they are and whether or not they hold a credit or debit card. It’s never been easier for people the world over to buy from Skype.”

Skype Credit can be used to buy SkypeOut calling minutes, SkypeIn numbers, Skype Voicemail, personalized ringtones and avatars.

Skype customers can choose to pay for Skype Credit via GlobalCollect and FIRSTGATE’s Click&Buy. GlobalCollect enables local offline and online bank transfer payments to be made in 50 countries worldwide. Click&Buy allows online purchases to be made with multiple local payment options in countries across Europe and the Americas.

Along with multiple payment options, Skype customers can now enjoy a simpler and faster way to buy Skype Credit with PayPal. Once customers pre-approve payments with PayPal on their Skype accounts, they can pay in just two clicks, without entering any additional or credit card numbers. With PayPal, Skype customers can fund their payments using their stored PayPal balances, their bank accounts, or any major credit card. PayPal has more than 100 million accounts across 55 markets worldwide, and supports seven currencies.

In addition, Skype customers without a debit or credit card can now purchase Skype Credit with Ukash vouchers bought from high street retailers in more than 50,000 locations across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Spain, with further countries to be added shortly. Skype Scratch cards are currently available in Sweden and Finland at Clas Ohlson and other retail stores, with more countries and retailers to be added soon.

About Skype
Skype is the world’s fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video communication for free. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers.
Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more visit
Skype is not a telephony replacement service and cannot be used for emergency calling.

For further information, please contact:

James Morley
Six Degrees for Skype
01628 480280
Skype: MorleyJS

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