Yesterday I was invited to use Google’s recently purchased GrandCentral. In less than 3 minutes I had a US number local to a friend of min. He called me 5 minutes later. Worked awesome! Thanks Google and GrandCentral!
The price and credit system that exists in Skype doesn’t exist in GrandCentral. It worked on the first try; no money was exchanged; and the service is provided by a provider I trust to be around for a long time. Does this spell the end for Skype? For me it does.