A free internet phone call system using your computer.
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Unlike instant messaging, Skype focuses on advertising its video calling where as the other two focus more on the instant text messaging.
With Skype you can:
- call land lines and mobiles
- call other PCs free of charge
- instant messaging
- file transfers
- send SMS text messages through skype
- have your own personalised voicemail
- conference calls.
How to get Skype:
Go to www.skype.com*
select Download Skype
then follow the instructions.
Tip: when downloading software be sure to read everything to make sure that you are not downloading something else as well.
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