Bing and Skype are coming together to help users do more online. Skype has recently begun offering an easy way to download the Bing Bar, providing users with a fast way to search and easy access to Facebook, email, breaking news, weather, Bing Rewards, and more — no matter where you are on the web. New users are being offered the Bing Bar at installation, and existing Skype users may also be offered it. The Bing Bar is also available to anyone using Internet Explorer 7 or above- just go to www.bingtoolbar.com.
And over the next few days we’ll be adding Skype Credit to our Bing Rewards redemption center. For only 100 Bing Rewards credits, members can receive Skype Credit for up to 60 minutes of calling1on Skype. While Skype users can always make free one-on-one video calls, and send instant messages, with Skype Credit they can:
Bing Rewards is the best way to use Bing. Members earn credits for rewards by taking advantage of offers, which may include earning credits for conducting searches on Bing, or trying out new Bing features.
To take advantage of Bing Rewards and earn towards free Skype Credit, sign up here. For more information on Skype, visit www.skype.com.
Bing and Skype are working on other ways we can help our users do more online. We’ll be sure to announce new innovations as soon as they’re released.
Liz Tassey Gerber
Director, Bing and MSN Engagement Marketing
1 Up to 60 min based on call rates of 2.3 cents per minute. The actual number of minutes may vary depending on your calling destination and the number of calls you make. A connection fee applies. See http://www.skype.com/prices/payg-rates/connection-fees/ for more details.
2 Skype To Go numbers are not available in all countries. See full list of countries.