Skype starts inserting ads into your conversations

by Volker Weber

Today we are announcing the launch of Conversation Ads in Skype. These new display ad units will appear within the calling window of users who do not have Skype Credit or subscriptions when they're making 1:1 Skype-to-Skype audio calls using Skype for Windows.

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Yes, I will have to try GTalk, as the ad thing is immensely annoying and useless.

Frank Quednau, 2012-06-13

In my opinion Skype is a good product. Being a 100% paid Skype subscriber, I do not see the problem. My phone bills went down dramatically since.

Wouter Aukema, 2012-06-14

Yes, for the moment this isn't a problem for me either - the 6 Euro / month subscription giving "free" calls to landlines anywhere in Europe is a good deal, and anyway I use it on Mac. But I do hope that this isn't the beginning of the end - I would not want ads popping up in the middle of calls.

John Keys, 2012-06-14

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