Download Skype – Do you know what skype is? If not, then this page will give you a short explanation.
What is Skype? Skype is a computer software program you can download for free. Skype is a VoIP phone service provider. VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) is a technology there is transporting voice over a data network base on IP. A computer with an internet connection has its own unique IP-address so communications between computers are not mixed together. If you have a German nationality you can be identified by your German social security number, in the same way, a computer with an internet connection can be identified by its IP address.
The unique thing about Skype is that you can download it for free and its free of charge to call others Skype users. All that’s is required to make free calls to people in United States, China or anywhere else in the world, is that they have installed Skype on their computer. It’s also possible to make low-cost calling to people that don’t use the Skype service.
Very simplified, Skype is a software program which offers free calling between subscribers and low-cost calling to non-subscribers. One of the reasons Skype is extremely popular besides the free calling to other subscribers is that Skype is much more than an ordinary phone service provider. Skype is free to download, easy to install and easy to use. Skype is available for desktop computers, notebooks and tablets computers and other mobile devices, including mobile phones and smartphones.
When you use Skype you can communicate by voice using a microphone, video by using a camera and instant messaging (written conversations). Besides personal communication you can use Skype for file transfer, videoconferencing and share screens. In addition to standard free calls to other skype users its also possible to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phones and other devices.
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