OverviewWhat is it?Skype is a software based VOIP application and network.What is VOIP?VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol
OverviewHUH?Voice and Video communication using your computer and your broadband connection.Supports: Windows, MacOSX, LinuxMobile: Android, iPhone, Blackberry, WinMobile
OverviewI have a phone why do I need this?Video Skype can allow you to see the folks you are talking to.Its free If the person you are calling is a Skype user the call is free. Even internationally.Conference calling.File sharing.Instant Messages
OverviewWhat else?Various Free Skype Extras allow you to:Record callsDisplay presentations to othersMore
OverviewHow do they stay in business?Calls to non-Skype numbers are not freeSome Extras cost .extra.Voicemail is not free
Getting Set upWhat do I need?Webcam and MicrophoneBroadband internet connection. Got dialup dont bother.
Getting Set upWhat do I need?Skype Software (from www.Skype.com)Download the software and run the installer.Skype AccountIts free just sign up
Someone to call
Search by:NameEmailOr have Skype search your contactsThe other person must allow you to contact them!
Calling (voice)Highlight your contact and click on call
Conference CallingHighlight your contacts and click on call group
Save the GroupClick on the save group button
Add people later tooClick on the + or add people button
Recommended SettingsMake sure your speaker and mic show up here.