Skype

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.0.202
  • Total Downloads:
    19,727,617
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 09, 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

    4.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 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

"excellent"

August 30, 2007  |  By mozes0

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

it works

Cons

not sure

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4 stars

"Easy to use, clear when working"

August 29, 2007  |  By BroJohn

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

I like Skype because it is easy to use. You can check how your equipment works by calling the skype help and running the check microphone utility. It is what it is and works well.

Cons

I have the same problem with Skype as with other VOIP products. They do not work well with satellite broadband. You need to have a steady upload speed and that is not always going to be so with Hughes or Wildblue.

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5 stars

"Exalant"

August 24, 2007  |  By Kyle.North

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

you get to talke to people online

Cons

Nothing

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1 stars

"Crap"

August 24, 2007  |  By Haris06

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Cons

free softwares offering same coverage quality and interface are still present

dont fall 4 it

go 4 adcalls cooperate

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3 stars

"halo"

August 23, 2007  |  By emina.m

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

-

Cons

--

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4 stars

"good utility"

August 21, 2007  |  By PoliMax

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

talk with people around the world

Cons

talk with the family

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5 stars

"skype system is presently down"

August 16, 2007  |  By aolone

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

I have not tried this particular version yet as Skype systems are down and it is not possible to login; but from past experience Skype has the best audio and video of all VOIP providers on the internet and features that no one else has, like call forwarding, etc. Needless to mention that they also have the cheapest rates and most reliable connections when calling telephones.

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5 stars

"Nice tool to get connected with Your dearones who are not near."

August 15, 2007  |  By shivang rajvir

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

The sign in sound, the emoticons and flexibility.

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2 stars

"Very pooor sound quality."

August 13, 2007  |  By bob_baird

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.202

Pros

Easy to install and to get started.

Cons

Very poor sound quality. Not sure of adjutments that can be made.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.0.202
Version 3.5.0.202 added a feature wherein you can share videos by adding video to your mood message, capturing memories from video calls, offering advice and earn money, and transferring calls to your contacts.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date August 09, 2007
Date Added August 09, 2007
Version 3.5.0.202
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 19,727,617
Downloads Last Week 18,960
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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