February 07, 2007 |
Blogosphere has been talking about Skype to launch Skype Pro for quite a while now. VoipBuster is a direct competitor of Skype – though it does not feature Skype's popularity. And VoipBuster has definitely decided to benefit from the anticipation of Skype Pro plan by launching its own unlimited calls plan – VoipBuster Pro.
Sure, the first similarity between the two competitive products is obvious – the Pro in name. Also the connection fee is 3.9 euro cents per call for both Skype Pro and VoipBuster Pro. But then the differences are numerous – and rather impressive at that:
- a whole year of unlimited calling costs ˆ 10 (versus ˆ 24 with Skype Pro);
- Skype Pro is only intended for national calls while VoipBuster Pro enables national as well as international calls – with 44 countries for unlimited calls;
- VoipBuster Pro will be available in 44 countries while Skype Pro only in 19.
We will need to test the quality of both unlimited “Pro” plans – though VoipBuster promises the same quality. But anyway I think we'll now have to wait for the counter move from Skype.