If you are an MSN Messenger user, like many of us are, you may have received an email this week (excerpt below) alerting us that MSN is now a Skype component.
Now is a great time to start using this video conferencing tool that has been widely adopted around the globe. Just remember, you will need a camera on both ends to have a successful video call. VoIP Supply carries an array of great options including:
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2) The Logitech BCC950 Small Group Video Conferencing Camera for $199.99
3) The VDO360 12x 720p PTZ USB Camera for Conference Rooms for $1400
4) The ZTE V90 10x 1080p PTZ HDMI Premium High Definition Camera for Conference Rooms for $2330
Remember, you have until April 8,2013 to enjoy the subtle chime of messages from friends and then it’s time to graduate to video calling with Skype and a great camera!
Andria D. Baunee
Here is the email from Skype:
As you may have heard, starting April 8th, 2013 we are bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together, including your IM and contact list. (April 8th is the first day that you may be required to upgrade to Skype).
We know saying goodbye can be hard, but don’t worry. Not only will all your Messenger contacts appear in Skype when you upgrade and sign-in, but you can also redeem a free welcome gift. Follow the instructions below to enjoy calls to landlines and mobiles around the world, group video calling, group screen sharing (and more) absolutely free for a month. We want to thank you for being a Messenger customer and even more, are excited to welcome you to Skype!
The Messenger and Skype Teams