Skype

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.139
  • Total Downloads:
    19,727,617
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2008
  • 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 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

    3.9

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
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    out of 1924 votes

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

"skype is good. <br /> <br />"

August 01, 2008  |  By RUDY PINEDA

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

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5 stars

"good"

July 23, 2008  |  By nooopsibot

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

good

Cons

good

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4 stars

"Very good software"

July 23, 2008  |  By caboz1234

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

It's free; very easy to buy credit and very goos customer service

Cons

The sound quality sometimes is not very good. Sometimes very bad, and it is not so cheap as they say.

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1 stars

"ok"

July 17, 2008  |  By gurujipagalhai

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

ok

Cons

ok

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4 stars

"pang"

July 12, 2008  |  By pangna

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

good

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3 stars

"If it worked on its own would be fab.6/10"

July 04, 2008  |  By Frankrdr

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

When I get this program working ok it may change, but at the moment."?"

Cons

Should be a very simple program, extras are annoying.

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5 stars

"Skype, hands down, continues to be the leader in VoIP."

June 29, 2008  |  By Uncle Buck

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

The audio quality is excellent and I really like how it will read my Outlook Contacts can be accessed to make calls. The Skype Contacts list is independant from Outlook and is accessable from any computer in the world you log onto. I have a SkypePro Account and a SkypeIN number. Combined Skype services makes my annual cost for phone service is only $60 USD per year!

Cons

No real complaints other than it would be nice if the service would email a voice message to you when someone leaves one.

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5 stars

"an excllent soft ware"

June 29, 2008  |  By hussam hussein ahmed

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

ease to use,high efficieny

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5 stars

"Is the best phone software"

June 25, 2008  |  By stec2

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

This soft works fine whith a poor internet connection.

Cons

The online status have false "on line" in some situations and the chat system may be impproved.

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5 stars

"Best Internet Telephony Service"

June 21, 2008  |  By hmsabry

 |  Version: Skype 3.8.0.139

Pros

- Excellent Service and great application feature set and easy UI.

Cons

- No thing to complain.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.0.139
Version 3.8.0.139 fixes a major security vulnerability, the Skype File URI Security Bypass Code Execution Vulnerability.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date June 18, 2008
Date Added June 18, 2008
Version 3.8.0.139
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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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