Skype Pro launches today
Good news for European Skype users — from today, you can choose to pay a low monthly subscription of €2 and make zero cents per minute calls to domestic landlines in 15 countries in Europe.
The [Skype Pro subscription deal](http://www.skype.com/products/skypepro/) includes:
* Zero cents per minute calling to domestic landlines in your country — this means you can talk as long as you like and only pay the connection fee ([3.9 cents or equivalent](http://www.skype.com/products/skypeout/rates/connection_fee.html)) for each call that you make to domestic landlines
* Free [Skype Voicemail](http://www.skype.com/products/skypevoicemail/) (normally €15 per year)
* €30 discount on SkypeIn numbers
* €5 Skype Credit included as part of the introductory offer (see below)
* A €30 discount on a [Philips VoIP 841 cordless phone](http://accessories.skype.com/item?sku=VOIP8411B).
* A €10 discount on an [SMC WiFi phone](http://accessories.skype.com/item?sku=BWSKP100PRO).
* Money off a series of [Skype Extras](https://extras.skype.com/).
Bonus: If you get there quickly, you can [purchase Skype Pro](http://www.skype.com/products/skypepro/) on a five month basis for €10 and receive €5 Skype credit absolutely free.
This is great for regular Skype users, who will benefit from flat rate calling to domestic landlines, plus all of the other goodies.
### The lowdown
Skype Pro is now available across Europe in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the UK — it’ll be launched in other countries across the world during 2007.
If you aren’t based in one of these countries you can still purchase Skype Pro if you’re really keen. You still get all the other benefits, but you don’t get the advantage of the zero per minute local calls.
Extra: You can use your Skype Pro deal wherever you are — if you’re in France, you get free calls to French landlines; if you’re in Austria, you get free calls to Austrian landlines, and so on.
### Show you’re Pro
Feel free to show off the fact that you’re using Skype Pro — you can steal the image at the top of this post to use as an avatar. Right click on it and save it to your computer, then [follow the instructions here](http://www.skype.com/help/guides/stepbystep/edityourprofile_windows/step6.html).