Skype (a division of Microsoft after their buy out a while back) has just introduced a range of new prepaid cards that will see action in the UK, where folks who do not have a credit card (by choice or because they do not qualify for it) will now be able to top up their Skype accounts from as low as £10. Not only that, there is also a second £20 card which will soon make its way among UK retailers, where they include Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys and WHSmith. Regardless of the denomination, they can be redeemed worldwide via Skype’s online portal.

Mexico might have reached the finish line first, but there seems to be rumblings on the ground that more countries will soon be able to expect their own currency-specific cards in due time – and in all probability, before the year is over. You can take advantage of this prepaid credit in order to pony up dough for your Skype subscriptions, where among them include unlimited world calling bundles that begin from £8.49 monthly. Sounds as though Microsoft has timed it perfectly for the soon-to-be Windows Phone 8 Skype app.

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