Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1918 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.0.239
  • Total Downloads:
    19,565,459
  • Date Added:
    October 09, 2007
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24,249
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

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 chat client 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 22 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1918 votes

    • 5 star 796
    • 4 star 615
    • 3 star 198
    • 2 star 98
    • 1 star 211
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4 stars

"great"

November 25, 2007  |  By edwardmary

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

great

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5 stars

"Amazing by Jesu"

November 11, 2007  |  By fatherjesu

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

Good for relationship

Cons

This is first time. I'll use it and tell

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5 stars

"Best Audio"

November 09, 2007  |  By guillermo_alv

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

If you want to Talk or up to video, is great.

We were doing audio and video, one user with 512K (Audio+Video transmit) connection and in the other with a 56K modem (Audio+Video View), and the audio + video was perfect

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5 stars

"it is very nice"

November 06, 2007  |  By ageed1989

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

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5 stars

"5 stars...i think"

November 05, 2007  |  By Miguelnoname

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

around...the world.

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4 stars

"love it"

November 04, 2007  |  By teresa13713

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

its so easy to use

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1 stars

"Am I the Only one who thinks this is not good anymore!?"

October 29, 2007  |  By haroldcbo

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

About 3 years ago i used it everyday... it was a fantastic little gadget.

Cons

NOW IS CRAP, even the paid option gives me trouble! i feel like talking in a 1980´s radio... i speak and it reaches the other party about 1 second later! is annoying! I read somewhere that ever since ebay bought it it has had problems! WELL DONE! it was only bought by Billions of $ by ebay!

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4 stars

"Very good"

October 16, 2007  |  By santrasandeep

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

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4 stars

"As a user for more than a year, I would give a mixed review...."

October 16, 2007  |  By allthereisiam

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

I like making such low-cost long distance calls. Although it has its "bugs", I use it quite a bit, despite the limitations. It has been pretty good for my network marketing conference-line phone calls. Generally, using Skype seems to get better right after they do an upgrade....

Cons

Lots of times the connection has been so full of distortion and echo that I switch to using a cell phone or a calling card - although I can filter-out a lot of line disturbance, there have been times it has been so bad even I can't stand it. And on those conference call things, well, there have been lots of times when the Skype, software I guess, will not allow proper receipt of my pass-code so I can't get on a call. Oh yeah, and as long as the call line has the option for me to mute my line out --otherwise the VOIP line seems to create great interference on the call for other listeners.

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4 stars

"Great for chatting online, good for VoIP"

October 10, 2007  |  By Dan12506

 |  Version: Skype 3.5.0.239

Pros

The program is well put together. The user interface is intuitive and the program is easy to use. It'll download all your contacts from Outlook into it for ease of calling landlines and cellphones. Costs are very reasonable for VoIP.

Cons

Depending, I think, on the number of people using the program at any one time, the reception can be a little fuzzy.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.0.239
Version 3.5.0.239 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date October 09, 2007
Date Added October 09, 2007
Version 3.5.0.239
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 34.37MB
File Name SkypeSetupFull.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,565,459
Downloads Last Week 24,249
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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