Re: 200 minutes free
".. so Skype-toSkype calls via Alexa won't be free after the 200 minutes run out? WTF?"
I actually took it to mean 200 minutes of Skype to real world phone calls, as skype to skype is free and the calling of real world numbers is chargable, however now you've said that, I'm beginning to doubt myself.
Re: Excellent News
AC "With the Alexa, Droid and iOS versions cracked - perhaps Microsoft devs will be freed up to produce a functional version of Skype for Windows."
Put down the crack-pipe, that's crazy talk.
But I've upvoted you anyway, because people as delusional as you need to be gently humored :)
"Microsoft announced this week that Skype calling had arrived on Amazon's Echo"
Ah, so THATS why Cortana unexpectedly started messaging me in Skype for OSX the other day. I've told her to sod off and leave me alone, but I now have the nagging feeling that she's listening in to my messaging conversations.
You can imagine old Clippy - "It looks like you're trying to have a private conversation. Would you like help with that?"