How Does Skype Work?

Using Skype for the First Time

Yes you've probably heard of Skype, but if you've never used it before you may be wondering, how does Skype work?
In this short article I'll explain Skype, in simple easy to understand language, its benefits and why you might choose to use Skype over your home or mobile phone.

Skype is a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone service- in a nutshell, it means that they use your internet connection, rather than your phone connection to make calls. The benefit of using Skype is that you can make either FREE or very cheap phone calls anywhere in the world.

In order to use Skype you need to click on the Skype Free Download and create your Skype account. This is all free and provided that you have a microphone (build in to many computers), you can then start using Skype straight away.

Your friends and contacts who already have a Skype account can be calledSkype to Skype- which is free. You just need to add them to your contacts list by entering their Skype name.

In order to use Skype you need to click on the Skype Free Download and create your Skype account. This is all free and provided that you have a microphone (build in to many computers), you can then start using Skype straight away.

Your friends and contacts who already have a Skype account can be calledSkype to Skype- which is free. You just need to add them to your contacts list by entering their Skype name.

You can still use Skype to call friends without Skype accounts as the rates are much cheaper than international calls. You'll need to add some Skype Credit to your account before you can do this. Once you have credit simply click on the 'Call Phones' tab and type the number into the keypad and press the green 'Call' button.

For heavy users of international calling, a monthly plan with Skype will get you the best rates. Skype also offers pay-as-you go options, so you can add a few dollars at a time or select a plan that matches your usage.
Get an Unlimited World calling subscription from Skype from $9.95/month

Skype can also be used on mobile phones, iphones and for business, it is cheap and convenient for both conferencing and video calls.

Products and hardware designed especially to use with Skype are now available through the Skype Store- headsets, phones and accessories.

Skype can also be used for conference calling which is easy, you simply add people to your call - you have as many as 25 people on one call. 



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