) Interesting to note that if you are an EU resident, you'll also be charged a 15% VAT tax.
as noted on the screenshot to the right (click for larger image), they take a 30% cut of any payments. When "Astrology & Spiritual" is the first one, you can imagine the type of calls that Skype is envisioning.Push notifications seem so handy, except when they arrive to your laptop, tablet, smartphone–and heaven forbid–even a smartwatch and Google Glass at the same time. If you are signed in to Skype on multiple devices (a laptop, tablet and a smartphone) and you are sending chat messages to a group of friends from your tablet.So whenever you have a meeting or a new email, it’s like a tornado is about to blow through your desk. Skype will only send new message notifications to your tablet and not to any of your other devices.Email services like Gmail for one–along with pretty much every other Google service. Of course, with all respect to Skype, they have a lower-stakes platform than some, which allows them to attempt such an approach.Think about it: Temporarily missing a message is really no big deal.What is interesting to note is the point Skype makes that this is a service, whereas traditional pay-per-call services are limited to the local nation in which you live. think the regulators in various countries might not be entirely thrilled about this?(Since they're conceivably losing tax revenue to Skype?If the Googles of the world know, via GPS, that your phone is at lunch while every other gadget is at work–or if they’re smart enough to realize that you’re already sitting down for that meeting with your boss before pulling the trigger on a dozen push notifications–they can tailor a less DEFCON 5 approach to notifications to every moment of our day without risking that we’ll miss the message.News out of Skype today is that a new 3.1 beta includes a new service called Skype Prime, where you can charge someone to call you for either a one-time fee or a per-minute fee.The call then proceeds as a paid Skype Prime call and your Skype Credit is deducted by the appropriate amount that then goes to the receiver’s account.The provider does not get the call fees directly as Skype Credit — rather, they go into a special holding “box”.