Skype group calls now free on Xbox One & PC

Microsoft has lifted the fee to use group calling on its Skype service, allowing you to group chat with up to 10 people across PC, Mac, and Xbox One.

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Microsoft has lifted the fee to use group video calling on its Skype service. The change means you can now host a chat across PC, Mac, and Xbox One without paying the previous $4.99 per month charge.

GameSpot reports that the group calls allow up to 10 people at once, and Microsoft plans to support more platforms in the future, including iPad. The Premium Skype service page has been altered to reflect the change as well.

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    April 29, 2014 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Skype group calls now free on Xbox One & PC.

    Microsoft has lifted the fee to use group calling on its Skype service, allowing you to group chat with up to 10 people across PC, Mac, and Xbox One.

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      April 29, 2014 2:30 PM

      Sweeeeet.

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      April 29, 2014 3:35 PM

      Once I connected my MS account with my Skype account on the Xbone it automatically upgraded my Skype account to Premium, what the hell is that about?

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        April 29, 2014 4:04 PM

        Buying an Xbone used to come with 6 mo of Skype Premium. I don't know what it means any more.

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          April 29, 2014 9:17 PM

          So if I had a credit card tied to my Skype account, would it attempt auto-renewing after 6 months? That'd be some lame-ass shit.

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      April 29, 2014 3:47 PM

      Video Skype calls on Xbone are great

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      April 29, 2014 4:08 PM

      Is it behind the xbl paywall?

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        April 29, 2014 4:29 PM

        What do you think

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          April 29, 2014 4:36 PM

          I'm thinking yes, but OP states "Skype group calls now free" so....

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            April 29, 2014 4:44 PM

            You used to have to pay an extra fee for group calling specifically, but that has been lifted. Otherwise Skype on Xbox One has been available at no additional charge as long as you have an XBL Gold account.

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