I debated on getting Skype for over a year. Was I really going to use it? Was it worth getting a web cam for? Isn't supposed to be used to for overseas? I don't know anyone in Europe...
And then I got a new computer with a built in web cam and found out that my best friend was going to study abroad in South Africa for forever. I had no choice but to get an account.
I love it. I use it to talk to my friend overseas and my friends who live down the street from me. I'd say the best part is that it's free but it's also incredibly easy to set up and use. Want proof? My grandmother in Florida uses it to keep in touch with me. I find it easier to talk to certain people face to face (or screen to screen) than on the phone and now Skype lets me do that.
You can also use it as a way of instant messaging, though I've only used that feature to tell my friends to get skype so I can talk to them.
Alot of people say it's like iChat. But unlike most college kids I don't have a mac so I can't confirm or deny this claim.
All I can say is that I love using it and that it's not just for calling people overseas for free anymore.
I love Skype for what it can do and potentially do. I also love Skype for keeping me in touch with loved ones across the entire globe. It is something I 'need' when I'm on the go. It's also a great saver for people who are trying to keep in touch with their family, work and business acquaintances. What you need to do is to download a program online, set up an account like you would Messenger. How it differs from other VoiP … more