Skype - Cross Platform VOIP Service

I love using iChat - especially among other Mac users... For many things though, Skype is a much better option - Skype is iChat on steroids.

For those unfamiliar with Skype, let me just say that this an online service that uses the internet as a giant telephone network. It's a VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service that allows you to make telephone like calls to anyone in the world.

If the person you're calling is another Skype user and you are communicating via your computer, the call is free. You can also call land line numbers and cell phones as well. Those cost a bit more (than free) but the cost is unbelievably low - somewhere in the range of 2.1 cents per minute.

Just like iChat, you can create an audio call, and you can also talk via a video chat as well. And, just like iChat, you can share your computer screen with the other party. Unlike iChat, that other person doesn't have to me on a Mac to share your screen - they can be on a PC! And as I just mentioned, with Skype, you can call anyone in the world for next to nothing.

A regular Skype account is free and any other services you want to add can be done so with no long term commitments. Skype gets you started quick too by uploading all your address book contacts; A fast and easy way to get up to speed chatting with Skype.

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