Skype®, the global Internet communications company, today announced that all US and Canadian-based Skype customers can now make free SkypeOut™ calls to traditional landline and mobile phones in the US and Canada. Previously, Skype users in both countries were required to pay for Skype calls from their PCs to traditional telephones. Free SkypeOut calls to the US or Canada will be available to US and Canadian-based Skype users until the end of the year.
SkypeOut are not even noticed by my callers, well except for the bizarro caller id number it presents.
qv: Skype Introduces Free Calls to Traditional Landlines and Mobile Phones in the US and Canada