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A brief overview of Skype. What it is and how to use it.

A brief overview of Skype. What it is and how to use it.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Agenda
    • What is Skype?
    • What does Skype offer?
    • Where can you use Skype?
    • How do you use Skype?
  • 3. What is Skype?
    • “ Software that enables the world’s conversations”
    • Millions of individuals and businesses are members
    • Free video and voice calls, instant messages, and file sharing
    • Low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles
  • 4. What is Skype?
    • Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis founded Skype in 2003
    • Skype started off as "Sky peer-to-peer“, was then shortened to Skyper, and then finally to Skype when the domain name for Skyper was already taken
    • The founders sold Skype to eBay in 2005 for $3.1 billion
    • In the fourth quarter of 2005 Skype had 74.7 million users, in the third quarter of 2009 that number increased to 521 million users
  • 5. What Does Skype Offer?
    • Features
    • Skype-to-Skype Calls
    • Free Video Calls
    • Call Landlines and Mobiles
    • Conference Calls
    • Skype To Go Number
    • Instant Messaging
    • Group Instant Messaging
    • Send Files
    • Screen Sharing
    • SMS (Text Messaging)
    • Online Number
    • Voicemail
    • Voicemail to Text
    • Call Forwarding
    • Call Transfer
    • Caller ID
    • Skype Access
  • 6. Where Can You Use Skype?
    • Free Skype-to-Skype Calls
    • Free Instant Messaging
    • Free Video Calls
    • Call Phones and Mobiles
    • Voicemail
    • Forward Calls to a Phone when your Offline
    Skype on Your Computer
  • 7. Where Can You Use Skype?
    • Skype Mobile
    • Allows you to access your Skype account on a mobile device
    • Free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM with Verizon Wireless
    • Skype-to-Skype, IM and global calls from Skype mobile™ don’t use your wireless plan minutes
    • Skype is ‘always on’ to receive calls anytime
  • 8. Where Can You Use Skype?
    • Skype To Go Number
    • Buy Skype Credit or a Subscription to activate your number
    • Get a number that’s local to your area code
    • Use any phone to call your Skype To Go number and reach your international contacts at regular Skype rates
  • 9. Where Can You Use Skype?
  • 10. Where Can You Use Skype?
    • Skype on your TV
    • Free Skype-to-Skype calls with anyone in the world
    • Free Video Calls face to face from your couch
    • Call most phones with Skype service
  • 11. Where Can You Use Skype?
    • Skype at Work
    • Free Skype-to-Skype calls anywhere in the world
    • Face-to-Face meetings with out ever leaving your desk
    • Video conferencing for multi-person meetings
    • Safely chat and send large files easily
  • 12. Where Can You Use Skype?
  • 13. Getting Started www.Skype.com
  • 14. Downloading Skype to Your Computer
  • 15. Starting Up Your Skype Account
    • Once you have a Skype Name and Password, you can sign in immediately and be connected to millions!
  • 16. Your Skype Home Screen on Windows
  • 17. Your Skype Home Screen on MAC
  • 18. SMS on your Windows
  • 19. SMS on your MAC
  • 20. Phone Calls on Windows
  • 21. Phone Calls on Your MAC
  • 22. Video Chatting on Your Windows
  • 23. Video Chatting on Your MAC
  • 24. Skype Wrap-Up
    • Free Skype-to-Skype Calls, Video Calls, Instant Messaging, File Sharing, and Screen Sharing
    • Skype-To-Go number, Calling Abroad, and Text Messages
    • Communicate with almost anyone anywhere in the world
  • 25. QUESTIONS? Skype Wrap-Up