April 2006
Popular Mechanics;Apr2006, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p115
The article presents advantages of Skype's Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP. The set up is free to download and free to use. To talk through a PC, one will need Internet access, a microphone, and headphones or speakers. All calls to other Skype subscribers are free worldwide. Skype works like instant messaging, in that both the caller and recipient must be logged into their account to receive a call. Extras like voice mail are going to generate extra costs, but videophone functionality is integrated into the software.


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