22-01-2014 06:40 - edited 22-01-2014 06:42
It says the basic charge for calls is .8 cents a minute. Then it says you can buy a 5000 minute bundle for $30. That makes no sense. .8 cents a minute is .80 EIGHTY CENTS a minute. That would mean 5000 minutes at 80 cents would be $400.
Then it gives an example of 30,000 minutes costing $171. or .57 cents per minute if you used all 30,000 minutes. Again this makes no sense what so ever. 30,000 minutes at .57 cents is $17,100.
Could it be that what you meant to say is that calls are billed at .08 cents? or .057 cents?
This would make more sense. I am certainly not signing up for something that costs 80 cents a minute. I would think that a company as large as SKYPE would know enough not to make such stupid representations as .57 cents vs. .057 cents. So which is it?
Also if I only want to use SKYPE connect on 1 line for outbound calls only, do I need an inbound phone number?
I want to use an automated dialer with a taped message. I am a dentist, and I have over 7500 patients. I need to advise all of them that I have moved my office location, and I just can't make 7500 calls by hand.
Huh? I think you need to revisit your maths
0.8 cents a minute is exactly that, eight tenths of a cent per minute. OR you can write that as 0.08 dollars. So 5,000 minutes = 40 dollars, a saving of 10. You don't need an inbound number in order to make calls.
You need to revisit your English.
If it said .8 of a cent, that would make sense. Because .8 of a CENT that would be 8/10ths of a single penny or 80% of a penny or .8. However .8 CENTS, plural is 80 CENTS!
You even said, "eight tenths of a cent per minute." You did't say, "eight tenths of a CENTS per minute" did you?
You can't call 1 PENNY, "CENTS" that is the plural of CENT indicating you are talking about more than 1 penny. You don't say, "I only have 1 cents." You don't say, "I only have 1 pennys." You say I only have 1 cent, I only have 1 penny, but tomorrow I will have 2 cents.
I have a PhD, but you don't need one for simple English.
The information is written poorly.
But hey, I do thank you for the clarification and translation service for letting me know what SKYPE was really trying to say.