Advantages Fantastic Potential
Disadvantages Broadband required
As a frequent home internet user I was keen to obtain a program that I use frequently to go with my collection, i.e. fire fox and msn messenger, and soon enough I heard a media frenzy promoting a program named Skype, instantly I was interested, the main selling point at the time being that it was free, and free to call other users of the network, this got me interested, I downloaded it and I was off.I have recently taken advantage of most of Skypes services such as video connection, the chatting with friends, and of course the calling, especially through Skype Out, the program in which drastically cuts down your phone bill, so you can treat your home phone as pay as you go instead of contract.
Skype is a program in which will install on your computer, and then with a microphone and speakers will allow you to call any person within the Skype network for free, also you can construct what Skype call a buddy list, enabling you to add contacts who you have become friends with or who are already your friends. This then enables you to call or chat to them at any time
Get Skype at http://www.skype.com
What does Skype do?
The thing about Skype that defines its originality is the fact that you can call people from the computer who are on a landline anywhere in the world for a euro an hour, this revolutionary service has already dominated business's around the globe, not only enabling them to have 1 on 1 phone calls cheaply, but also allowing them to have conferences with up to 5 people in, this can be mixed and matched with up to 5 people, online Skype members or landline, making it the ultimate business tool.
When you fill out your profile details it is a recommended that you do it truthfully, this will benefit you because people will be able to contact you who live near you, or in fact know you, as in the future this could well become an effective replacement for the phone book, two of my friends have recently added me by searching for members in my home town.When you have filled out your personal Details you can then add a picture as your Avatar, a display picture that people will see when they view your profile, this can be any picture that you have in your hard drive or digital camera, as well as many ready made avatars that Skype have created for you to use.
Skype is not only a phone interface, you can also chat to your contacts or people who you find through the Skype search engine, this enables you to type a message and send it and they will instantly receive it, in response they can message you and you will instantly receive it, this creates another feature of Skype that can be very usefull if you are not in the mood to phone someone, or in fact have not plugged in your microphone or speakers.
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