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    • What’s this “Skype” thing? Katrina Belogorsky Skokie Public Library October 12, 2010
    • What is Skype?
      • Skype is a way of sending phone calls across the internet… and because it’s the internet calls are FREE
      • Skype uses technology called VOIP “voice over Internet protocol”
      • Free calls over the Internet
      • Free to download software
      • (4.2 latest version)
    • To Use Skype, You Need Only Three Things
      • A computer with access to the Internet
      • A free software program called Skype
      • A microphone and headset
      • Web camera
    • Who are Skype?
      • Founded in August 2003, Skype is the leading global Internet communications company.
      • Skype is headquartered in Luxemburg (offices in Europe, US and Asia)
      • Was acquired by eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) in October 2005-Sepember 2009
      • September 1, 2009, eBay sells 65% of Skype to Index Ventures and Silver Lake Partners
      • August 2010 Skype announced to go Public on Wall Street
      • At peak times, there are 23 million users online
      • 30% users are use Skype for business
      • 13% of global long distance happens over Skype.(2010)
      • 560 Million users (accounts) worldwide (2010)
      • Skype is available in 28 languages
    • Skype Features
      • Chat
      • Log in from anywhere
      • Voice over IP
      • Webcam
      • Connect with friends not on Skype using SkypeOut
      • Secure file transfer using instant messaging
    • Skype Features
      • SkypeOut
      • SkypeIn
      • Videoconferencing
      • Skype on mobile devices
      • Call forwarding
      • Call identification
      • Skype Voicemail
      • Change Language
    • When you do not need to call
      • Instant messages – the alternative to talking
      • Get an instant response
      • IM when talking isn’t convenient
      • Quickly send website links
    • SkypeOut
      • allows Skype users to call
      • traditional telephone numbers,
      • mobile telephones for a fee
    • Unlimited calls anytime
    • SkypeIn
      • Receive calls on computers dialed by regular phone subscribers to a local Skype phone number available in
      • 21 countries including US
    • Videoconferencing
      • All you need is a webcam
      • High quality video with the latest Skype version
      • Video calls are FREE
      • More options for buisiness
    • Video Snapshot
      • Make a snapshots of yourself and your friends during free video calls
    • Conference Calls
      • Talk to more people at once
      • Free business conference calls
      • Easily add contacts to an ongoing call
    • Skype on Mobile Devices
      • Skype To Go Number
      • Skype on mobile phones
    • Skype to Go
      • Call friends and family from any phone
      • A special access number you dial from any phone in your country
    • Cordless Phone with Skype Build-In
      • Free wireless Skype-to-Skype calls.
      • Call phones at great low rates.
      • See all your Skype contacts when you sign in to your phone.
      • Make calls with Skype and on your landline with the same easy-to-use cordless phone without a computer.
    • Skype on Mobile Phones
      • Free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM with Verizon Wireless
      • iPhone – use Skype everywhere over 3G or WIFI
      • On any android smartphone version 2.1 or above (starting October 5 th )
    • What’s free on Skype
      • Skype-to-Skype calls
      • Video Calls
      • Instant messaging and group chats
      • Conference calls with up to 25 people
    • What costs a little on Skype
      • Call phones and mobiles
      • Receive calls from phones and mobiles
      • Send and receive voicemails
      • Skype To Go number
      • Forward calls to phones
      • Send SMS messages
      • Transfer calls to phones and mobiles
      • Access Skype via WiFi hotspots
    • Limitations
      • Skype calls require high-speed internet
      • Skype is not a replacement for your traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling
      • SkypeOut and SkypeIn calls don’t carry the same fidelity experienced with Skype-to-Skype calls
      • Microphone-headsets or speakerphones are needed with Skype
    • Skype Advantages
      • Great education tool
      • Videoconferencing
      • Job interviews
    • Why the Interest in SKYPE
      • Saving money (95%)
      • Saving time
      • Staying ahead
    • Similar Products
      • Gizmo5
      • Ooma
      • Google Talk – a growing competitor
      • some features as Skype