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  • SKYPE 101all you need to know
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  • SO WHAT IS SKYPE?
    “Skype has become popular for features such as instant messaging, file transfer, and free video conferencing” – (Wikipedia,2011)
    Skype is a software that allows people to make video calls for free over the internet, and can also make calls to both landlines mobile phone for a fee using a cheap rate debit-based user account system.
  • WHAT DO YOU NEED?
    A computer with access to the internet (the faster the connection, the better)
    A webcam – either built into your computer or an externally attached webcam
    A microphone – preferably headset microphone. If not, attached to the computer
    To be ready to be amazed!!
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  • MORE THAN 500 MILLIONS PEOPLE USE
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  • FEATURES
    Video conferencing
    SMS
    Voicemail
    Call forwarding
    Public chats
    Business control panel
    Desktop sharing,
    and many others.
    You can also access skype on your mobile phone
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  • GETTING STARTED WITH SKYPE
    STEP 1 – Downloading Skype
    Download Skype through www.skype.com
    Click ‘download’ on the top
    Down the left side, click the icon ‘download now’ - and the version depending on your computer make (e.g. MAC, windows etc)
    Following this, click run, install and finish
    *this may take a few minutes
    Click ‘download now’
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  • GETTING STARTED WITH SKYPE
    STEP 2 – Creating an account
    A screen (right) will appear once the download is complete
    Click on ‘Don’t have a Skype name’
    Fill in the personal details – includes creating a password and skype name
    Click ‘ I agree, create account’
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  • GETTING STARTED WITH SKYPE
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    STEP 3 – Adding contacts
    Once selected ‘getting started’, it takes you to this page (left)
    On the left side in the search bar, type the full name of the person and enter
    • Select the person from the correct state/city, and type a short message to tell them to add you as a contact (if their not at their computer to answer their call)
  • GETTING STARTED WITH SKYPE
    STEP 4 – How to make free video calls
    Click in your contacts on the person who you want to call, which will take you to their page on the right hand side of the screen
    Press the green ‘video call’ button
    • If you can not hear the person you are calling, check your speaker volume. If they can’t hear you, make sure your microphone device is plugged in properly
    What a video call looks like
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  • GETTING STARTED WITH SKYPE
    STEP 5 – Making calls to mobiles
    To make regular mobile calls will cost, and this fee must be paid by credit card
    To call landlines and mobiles = 2.3c/min
    Unlimited calls to anyone = $1.09/month
  • Send this on to anyone else you know who needs assistance on how to start off skype
    Thankyou for reading, and..
    Hh
    HAPPY
    SKYPING!
  • REFERENCES
    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype
    Background Skype information http://voip.about.com/od/voipsoftware/p/whatisskype.htm
    skype rates
    http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/payg-rates/
    Skype image 1 http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2010/11/skype-learning-7-great-benefits.html
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    http://www.skype.com
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    http://video.about.com/voip/How-to-Use-Skype.htm
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    http://www.sony.com.au/support/faq/399803
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    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/Skype_running_on_Nokia_66880_S60_Handset.php