Microsoft will soon retire Windows Live Messenger and move users to Skype but, because many people have expressed their frustration over this decision, the company decided to roll out a special promo to support the transition.
Users who uninstall Messenger and deploy Skype are eligible for a month of free calls to landlines and mobile phones via Skype, as part of a new campaign released today.
Basically, Microsoft asks you to download Skype, sign in with your Microsoft account and use the same username and password to configure payment details. Note that once the free month comes to an end, users are automatically registered for a $9.99 (€7.75) subscription to Skype.
“Skype can do so much and we want you to try it for free. Call mobiles and landlines worldwide, make group video calls and a whole lot more. That’s it. No strings. Just more catch ups, chitchats and it’s-so-nice-to-see-you, totally free for a month,” Microsoft says as part of the promo.