Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1924 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0.150
  • Total Downloads:
    19,727,617
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 12, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Skype is well regarded for offering stable, free VOIP to other Skype users and affordable calling from a PC to a phone, be it a landline or a cell phone. The most recent upgrade makes getting in touch with friends and family--and even complete strangers--much, much easier.

Functionality still varies depending on your Internet connection and what else you're doing with it while using Skype, but they are making some efforts to improve that. When you finish a Skype call, a Web page opens and asks you about the conversation's sound quality. The clean layout combines familiar chatware functions with a dialing interface, so that calling a phone is as simple as entering the desired number and hitting the dial button.

Improvements include conference calling with as many as nine people, video calling, and a browser plug-in that turns phone numbers on Web pages into links that automatically dial via Skype when clicked. There are also Skypecasts, throwbacks to the party-line multiperson telephone conversations from the mid-20th century.

Overall, we think Skype is a strong contender in the Internet Telephony category, and anyone who's interested in talking for free should give it a try. For international callers who have computers, this program is a no-brainer solution for long-distance bills.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1924 votes

    • 5 star 799
    • 4 star 615
    • 3 star 198
    • 2 star 99
    • 1 star 213
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5 stars

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June 04, 2009  |  By speedom

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

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5 stars

"medical information"

April 28, 2007  |  By islasmed

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

medical information for my please

Cons

I like medical information only

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5 stars

"good quality"

April 23, 2007  |  By asomy84

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Newest and be compressed to be easy to download

Cons

blank

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1 stars

"Sucks"

April 22, 2007  |  By trurl_

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Nice interface.

Cons

The overall quality is just awful! The voice keeps on coming and going and strange squeaky sounds are all over the place! It makes it practically impossible to have any conversation. Try yahoo messenger or anything else.

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5 stars

"Perfect"

March 27, 2007  |  By Uoto

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Much better, funnier, useful and else than any of other life online communication software.

Cons

I still cannot find the way to put money in other persons account

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3 stars

"Great but..."

March 24, 2007  |  By digger662

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Easy to download and set up, took me about 10 minutes to download and install.

Cons

In the license it states that it is going to use your computer when it is idle for a relay... or something to that effect.

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4 stars

"Excellent"

March 24, 2007  |  By Lehienmy

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Make me feel comfortable

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5 stars

"SUPER"

March 20, 2007  |  By probe9691

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

Easy to use, download, install, pay (for the calls), cheap phone calls worldwide...

VERY nice and funny emoticons.

It's just a very very good soft, congrats

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3 stars

"crappy"

March 19, 2007  |  By Pangy2

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

crappy

Cons

crappy

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5 stars

"Worth paying for it"

March 19, 2007  |  By djdj4466

 |  Version: Skype 3.1.0.150

Pros

I just love it! connected with all the world via chat, video, phone,...Beautiful interface! It has it all...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.0.150
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General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date March 12, 2007
Date Added March 12, 2007
Version 3.1.0.150
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,727,617
Downloads Last Week 18,960
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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