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What is Skype?

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to…

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Recent Reviews

Great for one on one

6 out of 10
October 18, 2023
Incentivized
It has allowed us to connect with our team members around the world in one on one scenarios. It is helpful to be able to see them face to …
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Call on a budget!

8 out of 10
November 09, 2021
Incentivized
We use Skype, to conduct and monitor all our Sales calls and reach out programs, It is used primarily by our sales, product/Ops, and …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • High quality audio (131)
    8.0
    80%
  • High quality video (129)
    7.8
    78%
  • Desktop sharing (114)
    7.4
    74%
  • Low bandwidth requirements (126)
    6.6
    66%

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Pricing

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What is Skype?

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

Skype Video Call Demo Video (No Audio)

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Skype on Symbian Video Demo

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Features

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Features related to the performance, reliability & compatibility of web conferencing and webinar (online events) software.

7.5
Avg 8.0

Screen Sharing

Features related to remote screen sharing capabilities.

7
Avg 8.0

Online Meetings / Events

Features related to hosting and attending meetings and events online.

6.8
Avg 8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Features related to collaboration between attendees during web conferences, webinars, and other online events.

7.8
Avg 8.4

Online Events Security

Features related to the security of meetings and other events held via web conferencing/webinar software.

7.4
Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Skype?

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes instant messaging, audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, the ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people. During video sessions, users also have the option to share their screen with other participants. Other distinctive features include background blurring, voice and text translation, location share, conversation search, and integration with Microsoft's Digital Assistant, Cortana.

This version of Skype works on phones, desktop, tablet, browsers, Alexa, and Xbox. Users can call landlines and mobile phones from around the world by paying for Skype Credit or signing up for Skype subscriptions, a monthly contract for users who only need service to specific regions. Users can also pay to have a local phone number through Skype Numbers, so that they can answer phone calls from their desktops, tablets, or smartphones. They can also send SMS text messages and share their location using the Skype mobile app.


Skype Video

What is Skype?

Skype Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.

Reviewers rate Live chat highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of Skype are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Adil Khan Robin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It offers low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phones and free Skype-to-Skype calls. It boosts productivity, reduces travel, and lets us work remotely without meetings.
  • It is compatible with devices running Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, Google Android, and the Android tablet and smartphone operating systems. It facilitates group and individual video calls and enhances collaboration.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has lowered our costs in our organization while communicating through the internal team, earlier we use landlines to communicate, but now we use Skype which is cheap in comparison to landlines and other sources.
  • It has saved our time in spreading and communicating with a large number of people, As we can communicate and pass the messages in groups which saves our time and cost.
  • It has saved our bills which were going earlier on landlines.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Because of the pandemic we all are working from home, our daily meetings are now through Skype.
  • We can connect to anybody anytime without any dependencies.
  • One negative point is that anybody can send messages or even call you at any time.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has expedited our contracting time where before things were typically in person or over the phone. This allows us to solidify contracts for our events weeks earlier than before.
  • No negative impacts that are applicable.
  • Allows employees to get the most out of their working hours by fitting more schedules and calls in.
Jason Hartigan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • My department does not use Skype in a way that would be seen as generating a return on investment but for what the product does it is a good value.
  • It really closes the distance gap in working with offices that are far away. Conference calls can be so soul crushing, this is a much better option.
  • The only negative impact is that it is not the only video conferencing tool that I use. Given that it is not as strong of a multi user platform I can't say that it may cover every need that every office would have.
November 09, 2021

Call on a budget!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is cost-effective and helps you build a global presence by allowing you to get numbers in regions or countries of your choice.
  • The calling plans are cheap and affordable.
  • It has an easy to use mobile app that allows you to take calls on the go.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Remote issue resolution using Skype enables us to provide complete technical assistance to clients since email contact alone is seldom adequate.
  • Online meetings provide for business continuity and cost savings owing to remote access.
  • Skype has made it easier to work with local partners and communicate with international customers.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Positive: cost, it's affordable and often included in your Microsoft Suite
  • Negative: due to the bad audio quality, we had to pay extra for another service even though this is already included in what we pay for
  • Positive: people found it extremely easy to use, the UX/UI is very understandable for surface level use
  • Negative: the surface level use is about all that Skype is good for. Getting into more advanced user settings is not simple and does not always work well
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has a positive impact in that it has allowed users to still stay productive, without requiring upfront costs for training for users.
  • It has also led to less IT support overall, since it integrates really well across multiple platforms/OS's and within different programs, such as MS Office.
  • The biggest negative impact is that is not the most stable platform from a security standpoint, and also tends to have more stability issues than other collaboration tools out there.
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