My Skype experience has been positive. I do not really use it as my sole method for communication, as not all my regular contacts have skype. I can use skype from my smartphone, tablet, and desktop. The data sync works from all devices, which I love.
Skype is a communications provider specializing in video messaging and calling. In doing so, the provider is able to offer calling, video, messaging, and sharing. With calling, users are able to make free Skype-to-Skpe calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad (at low rates). With Video, users can engage in video calling. With Messaging, users are able to make voice messaging, instant messaging, and sending texts. Lastly, with Sharing, users can send photos, videos, and files of any size. Skype includes a variety of features, some free and some paid. The free features include: free account and downloadable upgrades, video/voice calls for Skype-to-Skype users, and Instant messaging and file sharing. Paid features include mobile and landline calling, text messaging, and group video calls with up to 10 people. Skype does require users to have some equipment in order to use the service. Users will need a webcam, an Internet connection, and a computer with a microphone and speakers. Aside from residential offerings, Skype also offer a business application, which offer cost efficiency, high connectivity, and workability. Skype offers rates by locations as well as premium account options for group video calling and unlimited calling. These premium accounts start at $4.99 a month. In addition to a wide variety of offerings, the provider offers extensive support via How To Guides, FAQs, Installation and Upgrading help, connection help, and sound and video help. Skype is available on a variety of devices including computer, mobile, tablet, TV and Blu Ray, Home Phones, and gaming consoles. Users can also choose to sync or use Skype with Microsoft and/or Facebook accounts.