What is Skype:
- Skype is communications software that you can use on your computer, tablet, smartphone and other devices.
- It runs on computers running Windows, Mac and Linux.
- You can do instant messaging, voice calls and video calls
My Experience with Skype:
I first started using Skype about four years ago mostly for the instant messaging feature. I communicate with friends and colleagues across North America and also Europe and it is easy to use.
Also a lot of people I know were switching from MSN to Skype and I decided to give it a try. I still have my MSN Messenger account today, but I mostly use Skype for instant messaging. This is because I like their service and most everyone I know has also switched to Skype now. I guess they like it too.
And now you can blend your MSN Live accounts into your Skype interface and just use Skype. So another vote for Skype. What do you think? If you have any thoughts on Skype and your experiences, please leave a comment below, I’d loved to hear from you.
If you are already “instant messaging” your friends with Skype, then it’s pretty easy to stop taping on your keypad and place a call and since it is free if you are calling someone on Skype, it also easy on your wallet. This is called a Skype to Skype call.
Enough on the comparison, time to get the skinny on Skype.
So how is Skype today? Instant messaging is rock solid and I’ve never had any problems with it.
Skype to Skype calls are usually very good, but sometimes I get dropped calls when talking to more than one person on Skype. I’ve also noticed that the call can be garbled at times. Again, this is usually in conference calls when I’m talking to more than one caller. I rarely have any problems when I’m just calling one person on Skype.
Skype to Landline calls have always been very good and no issues there. This includes calling toll free and long distance numbers. I have unlimited world so all of my landline calls our covered under one monthly bill.
Skype to Mobile calls also work very well for me. Skype to mobile calls are not covered under my unlimited world and I pay on a minute by minute charge. It doesn’t cost a lot, but if you do not have any money in your account you will not be able to complete your call. This is something to check if you are calling someone and you can’t complete the call. Maybe you are calling a mobile phone.
As you can probably tell from this article that I really like Skype and I use it a lot. If you haven’t used Skype, I recommend you give it a try.
So what is your experience with Skype? Enjoy reading your feedback below…