What is Skype?

An Internet phone service from Skype Limited, Luxembourg (www.skype.com). Calls and chats from Skype subscribers originate from their PCs. All PC-to-PC calls and chats between Skype subscribers are free, while "SkypeOut" lets users dial a regular telephone for a low per-minute charge. "SkypeIn" lets people call around the world by dialing a local Skype phone number to reach a Skype subscriber. (http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t%253DSkype%2526i%253D51443,00.assp#)

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, any time of the day or night, anywhere in the world. (www.skype.com)

Main features

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Free instant messaging.
  • Voicemail.
  • Free video call.
  • Forward calls to a phone when you're offline.

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