The Free Skype Ride will be ending at the end of the year.  Since May Skype has offered customers free VOIP service for all calls made withing the United States and Canada in an attempt to attract and hold new potential customers.

Skype will now charge $29.95 (the industry standard rate) for a years worth of unlimited calling service.

Customers that sign up for a yearly plan prior to January 31, 2007 will receive a half price discount.