Skype for Windows

Skype for Windows

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1923 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.0.79
  • Total Downloads:
    19,708,335
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2005
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star 59
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    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 9
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    out of 1923 votes

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2 stars

"Interferes with power management"

May 16, 2005  |  By espana2005

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Basically a great product, sound quality PC2PC is nearly always perfect but SkypeOut varies considerable by country (usually you can hear the other person well but your voice is scrambled)

Cons

Program interferes with power management on laptops. Have v.1.1.0.79 on W2K SP4 and time to resume from standby or hibernation mode varies with the time the machine is left- if I hibernate overnight, it takes 5-10mins to resume the following morning, or 10-30 seconds if I quit skype before hibernating. See user postings on Skype forums- affects various versions of Windows. Only solution to date is a batch file which kills Skype before entering standby/ resume. Not a product for laptops- yet.

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4 stars

"Hello!"

May 16, 2005  |  By jmhead38

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Millions of users can't be wrong. Once you get a network of your friends and colleagues using it, it really changes the way you communicate. And, it saves you dollars as well.

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3 stars

"BAD VERSION"

May 15, 2005  |  By Handsome Hermit

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Cons

This version has an error, that isn't in the newer version 1.2.048 More info: read on skype.com

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5 stars

"Download it. Use it. Love it."

May 13, 2005  |  By Gedwimerlic

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

The best thing to save your business money. Use this to call your colleagues anywhere, anytime for free. Just an amazing concept well delivered

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5 stars

"Use Skype Save Your Money"

May 11, 2005  |  By conversationalist

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Skype provies crystal clear voice thanks to more broad bandwith than regular telephone. It's free in terms of payment and AD. (This part I am a bit worried about. How do they make profit if they don't charge or take sponsors? Skype is too good to be true )Plus, recently SkypeIn and VoiceMail services are added, which is what I've been waiting for. This is the revolution of communication.

Cons

People say about the quality of SkypeOut. I have used Skype since it's early stage of service. Now Skype is version 1.2 and SkypeOut is getting much better. Oh, there is one thing that I don't understand about Skype automatic upgrade since I have to check manually latest update of Skype even though there is an option asking that I would like to check update automatically. - I said "yeah", but it does not do what it is supposed to do. But this is a tiny problem that does not bother me too much since Skype has served me and my friends all over the world very well. Long live, Skype.

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5 stars

"Excellent for audio conversations"

May 11, 2005  |  By Devon_Spencer

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Excellent program for having audio conversations on the internet. I give this program a 5 ***** I also recommend using this with MSN Messenger 7.0

Cons

Not impressed with skypeout, or the IM feature it doesn't even let you know when a user is typing. Although the program was designed for phone calls and audio conversations and not Instant Messaging.

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2 stars

"Nice and expensive!"

May 10, 2005  |  By zokov

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Works.

Especially with Cyberphone K.

Cons

From pc to pc: OK.

From SkypeiN or SkypeOut..a small fee. Thats OK too.

BUT; if you haven?t got a Visa or Mastercard, you have to deal with Moneybookers.com.

And your money?s gone!! Forever!!

Try to write to them: If you?re lucky a small answer in French..telling you nothing.

Beware: ordinary phone is better..unless youve got a credit card.

This is ultimate ****!!

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1 stars

"SkypeOut....Like a visit to the DMV and a root canal in one!"

May 03, 2005  |  By ksalerno

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

None so far

Cons

It is IMPOSSIBLE!!! to pay for credits for international calls if you're from the U.S. First I tried using two differant platinum credit cards with pristine credit, both Visa and Mastercard, but was rejected after repeated attempts. I next try to send a help request to the e-mail address they offer for support. After leaving a detailed account and the send button is pushed, that whole effort is erased and I am diverted to another "help"? page which tells me the same things it told me before. More time is wasted scouring their forums only to discover that they don't accept credit cards from the U.S....imagine that! But you can use something called "MoneyBookers". Ok, let's try that. After filling in that form it askes for a "mobile number" for "instant verification". What the heck is that? Ah, they have a live chat support button, great. Click that. Oh, diverted to a "send e-mail question" prompt. That done there's a notation to check my e-mail for a verification message. One hour later....still no message in my mailbox. Do yourself a favor....don't waste your time until they get their mess ironed out. At least for SkypeOut computer to international calls! Hey Skype, can I have credit for the hours I wasted?

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4 stars

"Pretty good"

April 23, 2005  |  By pedroanon

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

Excelent sound. Almost not delay in response at all hours when comunicating in all America ( I mean north or south america).

Cons

Sound and delay problems when talking to Europe.

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5 stars

"The best IM and VoIP software"

April 19, 2005  |  By Mar_T

 |  Version: Skype for Windows 1.1.0.79

Pros

I think that this software is simply the best for VoIP comunications, it works great has an excelent quality and a simple interface. Very easy to use and you don't have to fight against 200 windows each time the software launch. :). This is an older version, but I think that is better than the new one.

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General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date January 15, 2005
Date Added January 15, 2005
Version 1.1.0.79
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,708,335
Downloads Last Week 20,673
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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