Sony today released PSP (PlayStation Portable) software update 3.90, the biggest feature of which is enabling PSP-2000 owners to use Skype. Skype lets consumers make free calls over the Internet to anyone else using Skype, wherever they’re located worldwide, as well as call and receive calls from any landline or mobile phone for a small fee.
This new ability for PSP owners to use Skype connects the PSP-2000 user base with the more than 276 million registered Skype users around the world. Here’s how it works:
To communicate with non-Skype numbers, PSP owners can purchase Skype Credit to make SkypeOut calls to landline and mobile numbers around the world. Skype Credit can be bought at Skype’s homepage.
PSP owners can also purchase a personal online number to receive calls wherever they are in the world with a subscription to SkypeIn. These subscriptions cost $60.00/year or $18.00/three months.