• SKYPE provides an easy-as-a-phone method for audio and visual world-wide communication
  • Entirely FREE for computer to computer
  • Very small charge for computer to house phone and modest charge for calls to mobile phone
  • Three way mini-conferencing is FREE; free three way audio, fee for three way video
  • Multiple person conferencing app available
  • Recording app is available (performance reviews vary)
  • Files and text messages can be sent on-the-fly
  • SKYPE ‘rings’ just like a house phone when a call is incoming
  • Call duration, date and time automatically tracked
  • Almost zero dropped calls, audio quality as good as house phone, video quality is usually excellent
  • Simple to connect your computer to TV for larger than life image and TV quality sound

You may not utilize many of these features, but one never knows when some aspect becomes useful for a business or personal event. I have used Skype on a daily basis for five years or so and find it to be a familiar and friendly (and free) tool.

The sign up is easy, quick and painless, with no silly detours.

First create a Skype account here: https://login.skype.com/account/signup-form

It will take, at the most, five minutes.  You will need to acquire a Skype Name – Skype will help you search if necessary, and then you are ready to go.

There are no special hardware requirements.

Skype runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OSX operating systems.

If you have any problem with your Skype start-up please contact Change Matters.