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  • 4.0 stars

    "don't see any difference from previous"

    September 5, 2009  |   By emmafatt

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    good as the previous, free

    Cons

    none, none none

    Summary

    don't see any difference from previous, free

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well. The cost is minimal for what I get."

    September 5, 2009  |   By ucimdboss2

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    USA calls anytime. I enjoy webcam calls. Easy to setup a new contact. Can click on name then call. I like that it tells me the last time I talked to a person. Great that it has voice mail and emails me. Can text message, too!

    Cons

    Sometimes it drops the call or poor quality sound or webcam picture blurry.

    Summary

    I would like this product to have better stability in calls (less dropped, etc.)

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  • 2.0 stars

    "No summary, at this point."

    September 4, 2009  |   By oldad80

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    It isn't intrusive.

    Cons

    Continually get girls who wish to chat.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Performs as it should"

    September 2, 2009  |   By stkallio

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    simple to negotiate and use the features

    Cons

    there are no real cons to the product

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  • 4.0 stars

    "as usual it works even the new stuff"

    August 30, 2009  |   By abergen

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    very good sound and connection´s, I don´t I stopped my homephone, know i just use skype an my mobile, Iám considering bying a skype phone, but right know I don´t thing the need is there

    Cons

    In my case the price of using skype phone is a little to high

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Video Chat program I have ever used!"

    August 28, 2009  |   By playmattbil

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    The video quality is great. No skips in the video or audio. Nice Design, and easy to use.

    Cons

    Nothing really.

    Summary

    A great program for video and audio, also the screen sharing is a nice feature.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I'm prefering the 3.x version at this point."

    August 27, 2009  |   By il2ph

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    For how I use it, not much

    Cons

    Don't like 4.x at all. I only use if for IM, and they ruined it. See my comments under summary section.

    Summary

    1. I get an annoying amount of "spam" conversations where bogus requests to be added as a friend are coming in. I don't see this on my 3.x version.
    2. Somehow, some of those requests are showing up in my contact list. I have all the security settings set so this should not be happening. I then have to delete them from my contact list twice for it to take effect.
    3. When friends contact me with an IM, Skype shows up down in my Taskbar and is barely noticeable. Same is true in the other direction. With the 3.x version, I know someone is trying to contact me and it doesn't get left unnoticed. My friends and I are missing one another's IMs for hours because of this "new" behavior.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Skype Just Keeps Getting Better and Better!"

    August 26, 2009  |   By MrWebAuthor

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    Stability: Even with a batch of people in a conference, we haven't had a drop one time unless a person has a problem on their end. We record some of our podcast using Skype, and the quality of the recording was clean and synchronized. All good stuff.

    Cons

    Actually, I do have one con about the Skype experience, and it's a pretty big one. When I was trying to find out how to use some of the features, I resorted to Skype's online HELP section. It is SO "LAME" and easier to just figure it out yourself.

    Summary

    I've been using Skype for years, so I've had the opportunity to watch this software evolve into what it is today. It just keeps getting better with each release. It gets new features added to it on a regular basis, and improvements are made on the exixting features it has had already that's only making them better. We have a slow highspeed Internet connection at our home because it's all we can get in the location in which we live (we live WAY out in the country), and we can barely get a cell phone connection out here. I went a ahead and purchased the Skype-Out plan so I could make long distance phone calls to family who stretch out all over the United States. Every single phone call was a perfect 10. With the premium subscription, I was able to have a conference with other Skypers, and then also call other friends on their phones to join us. It worked without a glitch. Definitely worth the money whether you get the free version or you want to pay for the Skype-Out capabilities!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good quality video & sound."

    August 24, 2009  |   By swingsthroughtrees

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    Available at all times.fast, clear, a good asset for doing business.

    Cons

    Nun that I can think of.

    Summary

    Like everything about it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good - free phone, good quality"

    August 23, 2009  |   By enzo53

    Version: Skype 4.1

    Pros

    easy to be used

    Cons

    porno providers can easily contact you

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