If you want to make calls with Skype and don’t want to pay those “Skype-Out”; charges, the VOIP blog has the answer.
Here’s the quick version:Skype allows you to call 1-800 numbers for free. There is a free 411 service (ad supported) at the number "800-FREE41" Have Skype dial that number, use the voice recognition to find the party you are looking for and have the 411 service connect your call. Free land-line calling from Skype. The only catch is the party you are calling must be listed so that 411 can find them.