Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows – includes Skype Access, call transfer and more
The beta version of Skype 4.2 is now available to download – bringing back call transfer and, most importantly, adding Skype Access. The impatient among you can download it right away, but you might like to read on to find out what’s inside
Ever been in a café, airport or on a train, wanted to get online and had to fiddle around with credit cards and login details for WiFi networks? Or been in a situation where you want to make a quick Skype call or send a couple of emails, but didn’t want to fork out for an hour’s WiFi access?
Here’s the solution: Skype Access – pay by the minute for WiFi access using your Skype Credit with a single click.
A little thing – but an important for many of you who use Skype in a small business environment. With Skype 4.2 Beta, you can transfer calls to one of your Skype contacts free of charge, or to a landline or mobile at our standard low rates. Many of you have requested this feature, and it’s a pleasure to bring it back.
We haven’t stopped there – 4.2 Beta also includes a number of bug fixes and a brand new Call Quality indicator to help you get the best calling experience possible. We’ve improved the way Skype works with the new taskbar and system tray in Windows 7, as well as made a number of improvements to the way we help people get up and running with Skype for the first time. If there’s someone you know who hasn’t tried Skype yet, there’s never been a better time to tell them about it. (We’ve got some really nice introduction videos to share, too.)