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With just five days to go until Skype is scheduled to merge with Windows Live Messenger, the world’s most popular VoIP and messaging service is showing no signs of slowing down. Skype announced today that users are spending more than two billion minutes every 24 hours chatting with one another via the VoIP platform. To put it into perspective, that amounts to about 23,149 days or a little over 63 years worth of time.

This not only highlights an important milestone for the Skype service itself, but for VoIP services in general, which have been experiencing significant growth over the past year and will continue this growth at least into 2017 according to earlier reports.

“Skype has been growing in its number of minutes at double digit rate for a steady time,” Elisa Steele, corporate VP of marketing at Skype, told Mashable. “The number of mobile users continues to grow at a very strong rate too, not just from the desktop but other devices, as well.”

“Two billion minutes a day is a lot, but we’re on track to see this adoption grow even more in the future,” she added.

It’s certainly inspiring to see the significant growth of Skype, Viber, LINE, and other VoIP services. Which service do you use?

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at