Skype for SIP, now in public beta

December 2nd, 2009 | Tags: , ,

At long last Skype has extended it’s SIP trunking product out to public beta! This technology allows (in many cases) SIP enabled PBX’s to use the Skype VoIP platform for in and outbound calling. However it seems that the pricing is in my opinion a little steep, each “channel” (a channel is required for call concurrency i.e. 5 channels = 5 concurrent calls) costs €4.95 rental per month. These channel costs are of course in addition to Skype’s call rates.

I am still working on my Skype for Asterisk with Exchange 2010 guide (taking a long time I know – work and family life is not helping!) which in essence provides Asterisk pseudo trunking without the channel rental fees.

To give Skype for SIP a go head here