Here's the fun and easy way to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you
People love Skype because it's fairly simple to use, it's free, it doesn't have advertisements or pop-up screens, and its communications are encrypted and secure. If you want the ability to make free voice calls or want to maximize Skype and get the most out of this free global telephony system, you've come to the right place. All you need to get going with Skype is a computer with Internet access, a headset or microphone — and this book!
Although the technology is simple, it has some complexities when you go beyond making simple calls. Skype For Dummies covers call forwarding, voice mail, and conference calling and explains the use of two very popular and important Skype features:
SkypeIn: Receive telephone calls that you can answer through Skype on your computer
SkypeOut: Make calls out to regular old telephones from your computer
This no-nonsense guide is written in plain English, leaving the jargon at the door. You'll learn to