Editor's Review for Skype
Skype is a network Instant Messaging and Voice Chat tool, it contains the features that IM required, such as video chat, voice people meeting, many people chat, transfer files, text chat, and other functions. It is free to high-definition voice dialogue with other users, can also make domestic and international calls, regardless of the fixed telephone, mobile phones, PHS can directly dial, and can realize functions such as call forwarding, SMS messages.
Skype allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users with the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. Skype does not currently support the DET and the site has been blocked, but many students use it for social networking.
What is IM?
Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time direct text-based communication between two or more people using personal computers or other devices, along with shared software.
Skype works good on both Windows 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems.
- Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world
- Skype video (webcam), see who you are talking to with free video calls
- Chat with up to 100 people in group chats
- Superior sound quality – better than your regular phone
- Your calls are encrypted “end-to-end” for superior privacy
- Friends list shows you when your friends are online and ready to talk or chat
- Works with all firewall, NAT and routers – nothing to configure!
- Super-simple and easy to use
- Based on cutting edge peer-to-peer technology developed by the creators of Kazaa and Joltid