Skype

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    19,565,459
  • Date Added:
    December 14, 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

    4.0

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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5 stars

"excellent - great stuff"

July 26, 2010  |  By kattay19

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

the fact that I can speak to anyone for free

Cons

sometimes takes ages to connect

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2 stars

"good"

December 17, 2007  |  By norsgmalsayd

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

thank

Cons

oky

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4 stars

"Easily connects people via PC "

December 17, 2007  |  By Totócska

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

Very good tool for the live connection free of charge, or for small amount of money

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3 stars

"GOOD EXPERIENCE AS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS VERSIONS."

December 16, 2007  |  By rgshroff

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

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4 stars

"Has some interesting new features"

December 16, 2007  |  By sanjaykrishn

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

Has HD video conferencing, conf. call feature and improved sound quality. They have cut down on the lag of the video chat, and the user interface seems more simplified and neat.

Cons

Tends to take up significant memory when running

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5 stars

"exellent a must have"

December 16, 2007  |  By jackrabbitslam

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

I've been using Skype since its inception. It is free and works without glitches.

I actually bought some Skype $ for phoning Cell-phones or landlines and the minimal charges are more then reasonable.

A very good program. Even though owned by Ebay.

Cons

communicating made the easy way.

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4 stars

"works great I'm talking to my family in Honduras"

December 15, 2007  |  By mmbrennan

 |  Version: Skype 3.6

Pros

I have no problems with the software every few months I'll check for updates or my c-net download.com will advise me of updates. I'm always up to date and everything works without error.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6
Clearer, crisper video quality.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date December 14, 2007
Date Added December 14, 2007
Version 3.6
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 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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