Skype Prime appears to have caved under the competition and they are shutting down the SkypePrime service. Skype had launched a competitor service to PremiumTalk in 2007 which allowed pay per call providers to use their skype back end. Skype charged a commission for each call and had limits on what types of services you could offer. It appears Skype is pulling out siting technical problems. Ofcourse we like to think it was because they had a hard time competing with PremiumTalk and our low low fees (currently Free!). Free is a pretty powerful word and that has allowed us to grow without doing any marketing. We are the best kept secret on the internet!
So with Skype pulling out of the race it looks like bitwine is one of the few competitors left in this space and they also appear to be on wobbly legs. Meanwhile PremiumTalk is growing stronger. Our parent company, Interactive Ideas, has several other success software products on the market such as our short sale software Captaloans.
We anticipate strong growth in all our products in 2010 and are very excited about some partnership deals in the work with PremiumTalk that will hopefully benefit our users with an array of new features. We look forward to the new year and want to wish everyone a happy holidays.