Thanks for pointing that out. People come here to look for answers just as I have found this thread because I was looking for what others have to say about using Skype for calling phone numbers and what other tools / providers are available.
I owe it to people reading this thread to correct any information I posted which I now find to be incorrect.
Pretty, I came here, as well for answers. Doesn't matter how old the thread is if it's answers a question and new phone services come out all the time. So thanks for updating us all.