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:
Call landlines or mobile phones
SMS to mobile phones directly
Set up a Skype To Go number2 and call abroad from any phone
Access Skype Wi-Fi through third-party hotspots
Bing Rewards can also be used for Xbox Live Gold, Hulu Plus, Amazon gift cards, Groupon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, etc. Unfortunately, the service is only available for US citizens.