I've used Skype free service for years. A few days ago I decided it'd be nice to have an option for making a Skype call to a regular phone, and bought $10 credit through PayPal Digital Gifts. I haven't gotten to using the credit for the intended purpose, but already encountered one of their nasty tricks. My first call after the load was to an overseas friend that I've called on Skype many times before. I know he uses call forwarding, which is local for him and runs at ~2 cents/min. But now that I had Skype credit balance, the usually free Skype-to-Skype call for me magically became a paid call -- and at a high international mobile rate. There was absolutely no indication that the call was no longer free. I just happened to notice that in a few minutes $3 of my credit evaporated. One disadvantage of Skype (compared to your legacy scheming phone company) is that there's no obvious phone, email, or even a street address to direct a complaint. I finally found a "Chat" button, and after some IM explanation the chat rep sent me a script complaint form to fill out. Nothing came out of it, and I won't hold my breath. Just wanted to share with my fellow inexperienced Skype users, that if you feed them any money, you may lose your free calls.