Skype Introduces “Skype for String”, Make Free Calls Without Any Internet Connection


Ever wanted to make unlimited calls to your friends without requiring a computer, a mobile device or even a direct internet connection completely free? Well then, today is your lucky day as Skype introduces Skype for String, an experimental version of Skype that doesn’t require a computer or internet and lets you make unlimited calls to your family and friends. Check out this handy guide on using Skype for String.

With Skype for String you can:

  • Make audio calls.
  • Add a contact by handing them a cup that’s connected to yours.
  • Make a video call, as long as your friend is within eye sight.

(Calls to phones and mobiles are not possible with Skype for String, you’ll need a little Skype Credit and a version of Skype that’s connected to the internet to do this.)

How does it work?

Skype for String relies on a recently discovered, natural form of peer-to-peer technology that allows your voice to travel over long distances without electricity. All you’ll need to get started is a set of cups and a string with a minimum bandwidth of 5mm. Skype for String will work with any cup and string, but for the best results, we suggest using a Skype certified set.

So guys, will you start using Skype for String today?


  • I find the user interface confusing and non-intuitive, it will never take off.

  • Anon

    Honestly, this type of posts degrades the image of the site. How can one take this site seriously when it posts garbage like this. Is the site run by 4 year olds?

  • Clueless

    It’s April fools day. . .

  • Weebsurfer

    Nope… Mostly techs and geeks with a sense of humor and the nads to not post anonymously.

  • Muffybearpg

    April fools, learn to laugh once in awhile, life is pretty boring when everything is so serious.

  • i used it when a was young with my friend

  • Between this and 8-bit Google Maps… 2012 is shaping up to be the best year in tech ever! 🙂

    I love the old-school vibe April Fool’s has taken on this year!

  • Shuttaman

    God damnit, I got caught a second time. I promised myself I wouldn’t let myself get caught by a damn joke online….

    Time to stay offline for the rest of the day 🙁

  • BrodieTheDog

    Who got their Cheerios pissed in this morning. Lighten up!

  • Steve

    Really. Just hilarious. How long a string do you need for overseas calls? Lol.

  • Frenchyroast

    Don’t be dissin’ the beta just yet.  I just used Skype for String to upload 64G in 5 seconds, just using gravity!

  • Gav


  • DoctorT

    Just like the real thing 

  • MkDonald

    Anon.. You are what’s wrong with the world today.. Just saying..

  • Joan Palermo

    april fool !

  • Jepeters

     a bit late but funny nonetheless

  • Robbertbrilz

     quit swearing

  • RiceKayla69

    my buddy’s step-aunt brought in $20413 the prior month. she is making an income on the laptop and bought a $529300 home. All she did was get lucky and use the instructions exposed on this web site… Cashathom.Blogspot.In