Skype revised its pricing structure to allow U.S. and Canadian customers to make calls for free. The changes apply to the Skype Unlimited Calling plan, which costs $29.95 per year. Those who would subscribe to the plan before January 31 will only pay half the said price or only $14.95. In addition, users calling a mobile or landline phone in the U.S. or Canada would not incur additional cost. However, if they call overseas, they will will have to pay a flat-rate “connection fee” per call of $0.039. For European users, Skype imposes EUR 0.039, exclusive of value-added tax, per call. This new scheme along with “Skype Pro” package in Europe and Asia are part of Skype’s plan to remove per-minute fees for SkypeOut calls and instead charge users with a connection fee.