Make free PC to PC calls from your computer! yep free calls to other people on Skype and great rates to phones and mobiles across the world. And the sound quality is excellent, too. Keep Skype running all day and it is like you are in the same room as the person you are talking to.
Better than a phone? Yep, you betcha! Skype isn't just about free Skype-to-Skype calls and nice, cheap local, national and international calls to phones and mobiles. You can also do much, much more.
For starters why not send a text message directly from Skype; forward a call to your mobile; or set up an online number for friends, family and colleagues to make a local call from their old-fashioned phone to your Skype, wherever in the world you are.
All you need to get going with these snazzy products is a little pay as you go Skype Credit. Alternatively you can get unlimited calls to landlines* and a great bundle of useful features with a subscription. It is one neat little package for a low monthly fee.
Free video calling
Why just talk when you can see each other face-to-face? Video call your family in Australia, your friends in Spain or your colleagues in Japan, for free. Its the next best thing to being there
Call phones and mobiles
Call people all over the world on their phone or mobile from just 0.9c per minute (1.04c incl. VAT)* using Skype.
Free Skype calls
Talk to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US - call any Skype contact for free
Group video calling
Catch up face-to-face with more people at the same time on a group video call with Skype. Whether youre kicking off a project or showing off the latest addition to the family, its the next best thing to being there
Talk to more than one person at once. It's free if you're all on Skype.
Skype To Go numbers
Call people at great value rates from your mobile with special access numbers.
One number anyone can call you on, wherever you are in the world - and you answer in Skype.
Let Skype take a message when youre not free to talk.
Forward your Skype calls to any phone you choose when youre not online.
Transfer a Skype call to anyone else on Skype, or to a phone number.
Show it's you when you call a phone number from Skype.
Show presentations, photos and more over a Skype call.
The quick way to chat without having to make a call.
Send documents, video clips or photos any size for free.
Send great rate text messages to friends' mobiles with SMS on Skype.
Get online with public WiFi using Skype Credit so you only pay for what you use.
Changelog for this release:
Screen share - Doesn™t work when restarted a second time for users on 6.1 version
Video messaging - Cannot playback video on Windows XP
Hanging - Client hangs when hovering over heart emoticon
Crashing - When resuming PC from sleep
File sharing - After cancelling transfer by recipient, cancelled transfer is not shown to sender
Lync contacts - After adding phone number to a Lync contact, information is not shown in their profile
Video calling - Changing camera stops video call in progress
# Internet connection broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls).
# Speakers and microphone built-in or separate.
# For voice