Here is a money saving tip for anyone who is trying to get cheaper calling rates when using skype. All call rate cost is calculated by the country your in when making the call. For example, if you are in Japan, and need to call someone in the US, the calling cost will be much different that if you were located in the US. What if you could make skype’s services think you were in the US when making the call? Well you can, with the help of a VPN service.
Trick skype into providing less expensive call rates
In order to really make Skype think your calling from the US, we must first connect to a Virtual Private Network, also known as a VPN. The VPN server will be the middleman during the call, so if you choose a server in the US this will make skype think you are actually located and placing the call from the USA. In this way, skype will go ahead and charge you only the local skype rate instead if the rate from the actual country your calling from.
Saving a few cents (or more) per minute on skype calls may not seem like much at first, but if your one of those people that makes a lot of calls to the US (or any other country) a VPN service will more than pay for itself! A secure VPN with TorGuard isn’t free, but at just $9 or less monthly it can easily pay for itself with saving your money on local skype calls. TorGuard VPN provides you over 25 secure IP’s in countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Russia, Romania and more! Click here to read more about VPN pricing with TorGuard.