The Best of Skype is Now an Integral Part of Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2

Today, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Surface devices together with an amazing Skype experience.

We are excited to announce that everyone who purchases a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 will receive the “Best of Skype”* which includes one year of Unlimited Worldwide Calling and unlimited Skype WiFi. This means, you can get online and stay close to those you care about most worldwide.

If you are not familiar with Skype WiFi, it’s a fantastic way to browse the internet when you’re on the move, using Skype to login and pay for public WiFi hotspots around the world. And, with the purchase of a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2, you’ll get Skype WiFi free for one year. No more fumbling with credit cards or cumbersome sign up processes when you’re out there – you can easily get online at over 2 million locations worldwide (airports, trains, hotels, coffee shops and more). With unlimited calling, your Surface is transformed into a communications hub, where you can make calls to friends and family on landlines in 60 countries and mobile phones in 8 countries, free of charge for a year.

Whether you want to IMvoice or video call, Skype on Surface is perfect for keeping up with everyday conversations. And with Snap, a feature in Windows 8.1, that allows you to run more than one app side-by-side, you can use Skype alongside whatever else you have going on – whether it be watching a movie, checking Twitter or browsing the web. With Skype on Surface, you can do more wonderful things at once.

With Unlimited Worldwide Calling and WiFi access from Skype, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 just got even better. With an amazing set of devices to choose from, together with the “Best of Skype,”* we know you’ll stay closer and more connected than ever before.

*Terms: Offer valid with the purchase of a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 (“qualifying Surface”) in Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launched markets, excluding China and Thailand. Includes a twelve month Skype’s “Unlimited World” subscription, unlimited Skype WiFi on your qualifying Surface and other great features of Skype Premium. Offer code must be redeemed within 90 days from original purchase and no later than December 31, 2014. You must keep your dated qualifying Surface receipt as proof of purchase until you redeem the offer; a copy may be requested by Skype to confirm eligibility. Skype account required. To redeem, enter the voucher code. Subscriptions may only be redeemed in connection with one Skype account and may not be transferred or sold.  Subscriptions commence on the redemption date. Skype reserves the right to deny and/or disregard any offer request deemed in Skype’s sole discretion to be false, fraudulent, or ineligible. Terms can change without notice at any time. No cash redemption, except where required by law. Offer subject to availability. Skype reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. No emergency calls can be made using Skype. Skype is not a telephone replacement service. Skype’s Terms of Use apply. 

“Unlimited World” subscription includes calls to both landlines and mobiles in Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and United States; and calls to landlines in Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia(Jakarta), Ireland, Republic of Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mexico (Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey), Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela. Excludes special, premium and non-geographic numbers. A fair usage policy applies. 

Unlimited Skype WiFi can only be accessed via Skype WiFi enabled hotspots on your qualifying Surface device only. You need to reconnect to Skype WiFi once every 30 minutes to maintain your internet connection, although there is no limit on the number of times you can reconnect. Internet access is subject to the terms and conditions of the hotspot service provider. Skype WiFi on all other supported platforms (Windows desktop, Windows 8.0, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android) and devices is outside the scope of this offer and continues to incur a per-minute charge.