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What's the difference between Skype and Ring4?

Learn the technical and business differences in Skype and Ring4.

Skype offers features similar to Ring4, such as calling, texting and video conferencing. 

However, Skype doesn’t support MMS and only offers SMS in the U.S., which takes some set up. Ring4 offers both out of the box.


Skype is also now owned by Microsoft, which has decided to retire the Skype for Business plan. Skype for Business customers has the option of downgrading to a regular Skype account, signing up for Microsoft Teams, or switching to an entirely new solution.


Skype has a different way of pricing its service.

  • Skype Credit: Skype credits are a prepaid digital calling card that can be used to pay for minutes when you’re calling landlines and mobile phones. They’re available in $5, $10, and $25 increments. Per-minute calling rates vary based on the country you’re calling.
  • Skype Subscription: Skype subscriptions are monthly plans to call landlines and mobile phones. They can be purchased for specific countries or for calling worldwide. For example, you can purchase a subscription to call within the United States for $2.99 per month for up to 2,000 minutes. A worldwide subscription would cost $13.99 per month for up to 2,000 minutes.


With Ring4 you simply get all of this for $15 and low international calling rates