Microsoft: Xbox One buyers get Skype free for 6 months

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#1 Edited by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

http://www.webpronews.com/xbox-one-owners-get-free-skype-calls-for-six-months-2013-11

Today, one week away from the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4, is the day that Microsoft has chosen to release a boatload of new information about its upcoming Xbox One console. Microsoft today has already announced its streaming app lineup, released an in-depth look at the Xbox One user interface, and announced that Xbox One demo kiosks are available at Microsoft Stores in the U.S.

Now, Microsoft has revealed that Xbox One owners who also subscribe to Xbox Live Gold will get free Skype calling well into next year.

Skype announced the deal over at its blog, where it’s stated that all Xbox Live Gold members who buy and Xbox One will get free group video calls for six months. In addition, those members will also get 100 free worldwide Skype calling minutes for mobile and landline calls during that time.

To get the free calling, Xbox Live Gold members will have to redeem the offer via the Skype app on Xbox One by March 31, 2014. The offer is available to one Skype account and one Xbox Live account at a time.

Skype calling was prominently featured in the 12-minute Xbox One demonstration posted by Microsoft this morning. The company has designed the console such that gamers (or whomever else might be using the console) can switch to Skype on-the-fly and with voice commands:

That's pretty tight. Something extra for the buy.

#2 Posted by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

#4 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

#5 Posted by Cyberdot (3907 posts) -

Lmao.

Is this for real?

#6 Edited by Zophar87 (4351 posts) -

This should be free.

#7 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (3050 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

LMAO brah you beat me to it just sad really how gullible xbots are.

#8 Posted by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

i guess you are used to everything being behind a paywall microsoft style.

#9 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

#10 Posted by lostrib (41956 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

i guess you are used to everything being behind a paywall microsoft style.

you have to pay for group video chats I think, as well as for minutes to call people's phones. Although 100 minutes is like 2 bucks I think

#11 Posted by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

#12 Edited by lostrib (41956 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

group video chat for skype requires a premium account which is 4.99/month

#13 Edited by lundy86_4 (44154 posts) -

Boom! I have never used Skype...

#14 Edited by lostrib (41956 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

Boom! I have never used Skype...

you lucky bastard

#15 Posted by Multipass35 (312 posts) -

Skype is free for The One. Making UNLIMITED CALLS to worldwide phones isnt, thats whats free geniuses.

cows gotta cow..........MOOOOOOOOOO

#16 Edited by lundy86_4 (44154 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@lundy86_4 said:

Boom! I have never used Skype...

you lucky bastard

Well, I try. Everybody I communicate with, lives close enough to viably use a cell phone (long-distance charges). I also hate webcams.

#17 Posted by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Krelian-co said:

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

group video chat for skype requires a premium account which is 4.99/month

group video chat =/= group chat, no no, no need to thank me, i feel good helping people get out of their ignorance.

Also the group chat, calls and video calls with just 1 person are completely free forever.

#18 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152281 posts) -

Who pays for Skype?

#19 Posted by _Matt_ (9336 posts) -

Isn't skype already free? I mean I have never paid a penny for skype, and was having a call with 3 other SW posters at the same time only a couple of days ago now...

#20 Edited by lostrib (41956 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@lostrib said:

@Krelian-co said:

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

group video chat for skype requires a premium account which is 4.99/month

group video chat =/= group chat, no no, no need to thank me, i feel good helping people get out of their ignorance.

Also the group chat, calls and video calls with just 1 person are completely free forever.

Based on the topic of the thread I believe he is talking about skype group video chat. Since that is what is being given "for free" with purchase of the X1

#21 Edited by PSdual_wielder (10646 posts) -

you mean video chat is now free? but that would require kinect then ;)

but anyways, still not that impressive

#22 Edited by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

Isn't skype already free? I mean I have never paid a penny for skype, and was having a call with 3 other SW posters at the same time only a couple of days ago now...

not for lems, thats what happens when you support microsoft, they get happy about news like this lul

#23 Posted by lostrib (41956 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

Isn't skype already free? I mean I have never paid a penny for skype, and was having a call with 3 other SW posters at the same time only a couple of days ago now...

group video chat isn't free, nor are calls to phones

#24 Posted by AMD655 (4494 posts) -

LOL..................................................

#25 Posted by Heil68 (46722 posts) -

You mean a 6 month trial then straight behind a paywall?

#26 Edited by lundy86_4 (44154 posts) -

@AMD655 said:

LOL..................................................

lol'd so hard. Still loling. Oh my, the lolingness.

#27 Posted by silversix_ (15820 posts) -

Can't wait until Microsft gives away Youtube and Internet Explorer for six months. Now THAT would be generous


#28 Posted by superclocked (5863 posts) -

The Google talk plug-in for GMail is free. Free phone calls and SMS messages...

#29 Posted by kuu2 (7881 posts) -

Sony Fan: 'Oooooooo........Sony gave us $10 in PSN credit its teh awesomes.'

Sony Fan: 'Free Skype is teh so stupid, we already get free Skype.'

This gen is going to be so pleasant with the window lickers from Sony not understanding anything.

#30 Posted by Heil68 (46722 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

Sony Fan: 'Oooooooo........Sony gave us $10 in PSN credit its teh awesomes.'

Sony Fan: 'Free Skype is teh so stupid, we already get free Skype.'

This gen is going to be so pleasant with the window lickers from Sony not understanding anything.

Be sure to add me to Skype that I got for free and have been using for years-BroknOath ;)

#31 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

@kuu2: seems pretty simple to understand. I've never payed for Skype, and there are alternatives. I would rather have the $10 in PSN credit.

#32 Posted by SonofK (1088 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

Sony Fan: 'Oooooooo........Sony gave us $10 in PSN credit its teh awesomes.'

Sony Fan: 'Free Skype is teh so stupid, we already get free Skype.'

This gen is going to be so pleasant with the window lickers from Sony not understanding anything.

Sony fans = special ed class of the internet

#33 Posted by AMD655 (4494 posts) -

@-RPGamer- said:

@kuu2: seems pretty simple to understand. I've never payed for Skype, and there are alternatives. I would rather have the $10 in PSN credit.

#34 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

I already get Skype free on my laptop, cell phone, and tablet. Jesus, M$ will always find ways to screw their customers. This is why lems are the jokes of SW.

#35 Edited by kuu2 (7881 posts) -

@SonofK said:

@kuu2 said:

Sony Fan: 'Oooooooo........Sony gave us $10 in PSN credit its teh awesomes.'

Sony Fan: 'Free Skype is teh so stupid, we already get free Skype.'

This gen is going to be so pleasant with the window lickers from Sony not understanding anything.

Sony fans = special ed class of the internet

Not enough moms and dads forcing their kids to read everyday so they actually can understand things Super sad.

#36 Posted by mems_1224 (48345 posts) -

Its pretty funny seeing all the cows come in here, not read the first post and then post the exact same thing.

#37 Posted by SonofK (1088 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@SonofK said:

@kuu2 said:

Sony Fan: 'Oooooooo........Sony gave us $10 in PSN credit its teh awesomes.'

Sony Fan: 'Free Skype is teh so stupid, we already get free Skype.'

This gen is going to be so pleasant with the window lickers from Sony not understanding anything.

Sony fans = special ed class of the internet

Not enough moms and dads forcing their kids to read everyday so they actually can understand things Super sad.

More likely too many siblings are inbreeding...

#38 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

i guess you are used to everything being behind a paywall microsoft style.

And once again, you have no idea what you are talking about and had to make up an assumption you pulled out your ass instead of asking what I meant.

#39 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (2365 posts) -

lol cows owned themselves AGAIN.

#40 Edited by AMD655 (4494 posts) -

@AMD655 said:

LOL..................................................

#41 Posted by McStrongfast (4277 posts) -

Xbox Live Gold members, not Xbox One buyers.
In certain countries.

#42 Posted by lundy86_4 (44154 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

@AMD655 said:

LOL..................................................

lol'd so hard. Still loling. Oh my, the lolingness.

@AMD655 said:

@AMD655 said:

LOL..................................................

#43 Posted by Douevenlift_bro (5739 posts) -

WTH...I've had skype forever LMAO

Ms... REALLY?!?!

#44 Edited by blackace (21319 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

i guess you are used to everything being behind a paywall microsoft style.

You do pay for your ISP right? Everything is paywall. Nuff said.

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@lundy86_4 said:

Boom! I have never used Skype...

I have, but only with one on one chats.

#45 Posted by _Matt_ (9336 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@_Matt_ said:

Isn't skype already free? I mean I have never paid a penny for skype, and was having a call with 3 other SW posters at the same time only a couple of days ago now...

group video chat isn't free, nor are calls to phones

Ah right, fair enough. Do you use such a feature?

I don't think I ever would use either of those. Howe much is it normally for the premium?

#46 Posted by Krelian-co (12555 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

@Jakandsigz said:

@Krelian-co said:

Trolololol, i've had skype for free for like, 8 years now, man lems are funny, they get charged for something free, then they give it "free" for some time and they are grateful.

You don't seem to know what you are talking about but that should be known by now.

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

i guess you are used to everything being behind a paywall microsoft style.

And once again, you have no idea what you are talking about and had to make up an assumption you pulled out your ass instead of asking what I meant.

haha i guess you have nothing else to say so sad :(

brb making a free call from my skype.

#47 Posted by SUD123456 (4533 posts) -

Reading comprehension is as weak as ever in this thread

#48 Posted by blackace (21319 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

Boom! I have never used Skype...

I have, but only with one on one chats.

@Krelian-co said:

@lostrib said:

@Krelian-co said:

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

group video chat for skype requires a premium account which is 4.99/month

group video chat =/= group chat, no no, no need to thank me, i feel good helping people get out of their ignorance.

Also the group chat, calls and video calls with just 1 person are completely free forever.

Are you really that clueless? LOL!! Forget it, I already know the answer to that questions.

Group Video Chat IS NOT FREE. Everything else is FREE.

#49 Posted by kitty (114978 posts) -

@SUD123456 said:

Reading comprehension is as weak as ever in this thread

I believe it's that way in every thread.

#50 Edited by AMD655 (4494 posts) -

@blackace said:

@lundy86_4 said:

Boom! I have never used Skype...

I have, but only with one on one chats.

@Krelian-co said:

@lostrib said:

@Krelian-co said:

@shawn30 said:

Group chat has always cost money. On Xbox One you get the one on one chat for free like everywhere else, and six months of group chat free. Cows just refuse to read, lol :)

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

http://store.steampowered.com/

try again, group chat wut? you mean IT ALWAYS COSTS MONEY IF IS ON XBOX BECAUSE MICROSOFT PUTS IT BEHIND A PAYWALL.

no need to thank me for clearing it for you.

group video chat for skype requires a premium account which is 4.99/month

group video chat =/= group chat, no no, no need to thank me, i feel good helping people get out of their ignorance.

Also the group chat, calls and video calls with just 1 person are completely free forever.

Are you really that clueless? LOL!! Forget it, I already know the answer to that questions.

Group Video Chat IS NOT FREE. Everything else is FREE.

Group video chat is FREE.

It is called PC, i can use whatever i want..

#YOLOSWAGGERSDEALWITHITBLAD