VoIP technology to call all around the world
- Internet phone:
- Nº 1 of 88
Skype; is a popular, easy to use and reliable (Voice over Internet Protocol) program, that allows you call and talk to other Skype users, video chat; and more for free over the internet.
With Skype you can not only have voice chats on your computer – just like telephone, only for free – but also make real phone calls at much lower rates, using the SkypeOut service and paying with Skype credit. Besides voice chats, Skype also includes standard IM functionalities (written conversations, emoticons, user avatars and so on) and also lets you have group video conferences and share screens.
These video calls are precisely the main focus on Skype's latest version. The program's interface has been completely redesigned with video conferences on mind. This means it's been made wider so that video fits in perfectly with your written chat, your contact list and a toolbar to manage conversation.
The new interface is transformed when you make a call, getting rid of all the clutter, so you just see the video images, and controls. Group video is still being tested in this version, and it's pretty cool.
The other major development is Facebook integration. This is a pretty big thing, as not only does it give you your news feed in the app - anyone can do that - but adds call and sms buttons to any of your friends who share their contact numbers.
If you’ve paid for Skype minutes, you can call your Facebook friends, and if they’re also signed in to Skype you can call them for free. One of the best new features is the automatic call recovery - drop a call and it’s put in pause. Restarting it is now really easy.
The sound quality during our testing was perfect: loud and clear. Video sometimes appeared a bit pixelated, but nothing we couldn't really deal with. There was also one nice detail, and that's the ability to see your own video image built-in on your contact's video, and the option to take a snapshot of your own image.
Skype 6 features a complete interface overhaul that now focuses more on video chats, and also adds some handy improvements to the way you communicate online.
Log in with your Microsoft account
Select and pin your favorite contacts
Facebook and Skype contacts combined into one Contacts list
Easier to understand premium subscription notices
Possibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls
- Easy to use
- Sharp videoconferencing mode
- Keeps records of all your calls
- Lots of features to improve your chat experience
- Great sound quality in voice calls
- Support for embedded local video on target video
- The new interface is huge
- English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Argentinean, Catalan, Chinese Simp, Chinese Trad, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Euskera, Finnish, Gallego, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
- File size:
- 1.5 MB
- November 21, 2013
- Skype | More programs (24)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Communication software > Internet phone
User rating: 1067 User reviews
Worst ever Skype 6.10. Using more than 50% of memory every time. System hangs and heats up. Microsoft is not able to handle Skype properly. They increased the calling rates and service gets poorer day by day. I rem when They have purchased the Skype for 3- 4 months Skype there was a lot problem in Skype. always out of order for 10 hrs. Rest we can see now .. a 30 mb software is using 50%+ memory..
In the past three months I have lost just under $100 from spammers on Skype. My account was used as a spammer's delivery tool in Sweden. Over one-thousand SMS texts were sent from my account - half in September and half early November. In September, a hacker gained access to my account and began to spam people in Sweden with texts. I promptly went to Skype customer service - attempted to resolve the issue, be refunded and move on. We took all the necessary steps to recover my account and make sure that nobody gained access to it again. Customer service agreed to refund me for the &quot;Auto-recharge&quot; cycles that occurred 5 times during the hacker's shenanigans and cost me $14 each time. Since then I have cancelled auto-recharge. However, I have still not been refunded. If that isn't enough - in the past few days THE EXACT SAME THING has happened to me. I followed the same steps, talked to Skype customer service.. did all of the security measures to ensure that it didn't happen again. I explained to them that even though my &quot;auto-recharge&quot; was turned off - it WAS STILL HAPPENING. They promptly continued on with the same security measures that did not protect me the first time... or the second time. Upon me asking for a refund due to their inability to secure my account, the customer service rep then told me that it's not their responsibility. Allow me to make that clear to anyone willing to give Skype their personal information and/or money - IT IS NOT SKYPES' RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT SECURED. After spending 1.5hrs on the live chat with a customer service rep dodging my requests for a refund, he told me that they needed to &quot;convert this communication to email so we could further investigate the said issue&quot;. On my approval of this &quot;conversion&quot; the chat was ended by the rep. Full transcript available on request.