More than 113 million registered Skype users will now be able to purchase premium Internet conference calling services through Highspeedconferencing.com
. The service will offer unique features such as recording and downloading, moderated question and answer services, and hand raising for people using conference calling on Skype. The rapid adoption of the product has resulted in increased demand for additional services available through the website.
"Conference calling through Skype has proven to be a very popular feature, especially among our business users," said Michael Jackson, general manager, paid services, Skype. "In fact, a third of our users use it for their business needs. The addition of premium services makes Skype for Business even more robust and allows Skype customers to improve productivity." Premium services through Highspeedconferencing.com will be available for a fee of $4.99 per month and will include options such as recording and downloading, moderated question and answer services, and hand raising.
These functions are unique to the conference calling industry and will offer Skype users the ability to conduct professional conference calls over the internet for a fraction of the cost. "We are thrilled that the adoption of conference calling through Skype has had such widespread growth and that users are taking advantage of the offering," said Ben Lilienthal, CEO and co-founder of Vapps. "For users looking to cut costs and simultaneously have access to high-end business tools, Highspeedconferencing's premium services are the perfect fit." Skype for Business (http://www.skype.biz
) -- a solution designed to help small businesses easily manage communications, improve productivity and reduce costs -- expands basic Skype offerings to include: the Skype for Business Web site, a resource dedicated to business support; the Skype for Business Control Panel which simplifies management of grouped users and allocation of Skype credit to such users; Skype Certified business hardware; and select third party business services like Vapps' Highspeedconferencing.com