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?