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The Benefits of Using Skype

There's good reason that Skype is the world's most popular VoIP service.

With over 5 million people using Skype at any given time people are obviously seeing a lot of value and benefit to using the service.

What are those benefits to using Skype? Let's take a look:

Call Quality

There is a lot of information on the Internet that states Skype is not a reliable service. While Skype does not provide 911 services, Skype is as reliable as any other VoIP service.

Skype also provides high quality voice calling. Skype has even created their own low bandwidth high definition voice codec that enables Skype users to conduct voice calls in high definition.

If you're looking for reliable, high quality voice calling, Skype can provide that.

Cost Savings

Skype is free to download. Calls between Skype users are free.

With unlimited monthly calling plans starting at just $2.50, no other voice services can match the low cost of using Skype.

Add in the fact that Skype does not require expensive hardware (just a voice optimized USB headset or speakerphone) and you'll quickly realize that Skype can fit any sized budget.

If you're interested in saving money on voice calls, Skype is a great choice.


There are two major things that make Skype a very flexible tool.

One is that Skype is a software application. This means that Skype can be accessed on just about any “screen” that has an internet connection.

This includes your PC, laptop and mobile phone allowing you to access Skype just about anywhere.

Secondly, Skype is more than just voice calls. With Skype you can also conduct conference calls, video calls, instant message, send and receive SMS messages as well as collaborate with others via file and screen sharing.

If you're looking to do more with less, to access your service wherever you are, you'll love Skype.

Features and Functions Galore

Skype comes with all of the basics and then some.

Caller ID, voicemail, call forwarding, etc are all available as standard features. You can also do things such as forward your voicemails, get them sent to your email, purchase multiple Skype numbers for one account, heck you can even organize public chat sessions with your customers!

Skype comes standard with features and functions that many pay thousands for. You don't have to.

If you're looking for all the bells and whistles, Skype's got ‘em.

Skype sounds great right?

Well, it is. Why else would folks like Oprah rely on Skype for her video interviews?

In all seriousness, though, the best way to learn about the benefits of using Skype is to download it and use it yourself. After all it is free.

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