Skype is a Very Good Choice
June 16, 2021

Skype is a Very Good Choice

Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skype

Skype is what I might call a secondary app. We have used Skype and atone time it was our main app. However in the last year we have moved to other apps. Skype was replaced with Teams by one of our largest clients and we decided to follow their lead. We also use WhatsApp for personal purposes.
  • Ease of use
  • Easy to set up
  • Presentation mode is good and stable
  • Skype sometimes “staggers” during calls and voice or video will lock
  • There are issues with ‘Skype bombing’
  • There is a sense Skype is not secure
  • Got into web calling and presenting easily
  • Ubiquity makes it easy to work with others
  • Does all you need without a lot of complex or heavy extras
Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.

Do you think Skype delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Skype's feature set?

Yes

Did Skype live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Skype go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Skype again?

Yes

Skype is good for personal or small group chatting. It is well distributed and well accepted. Skype is probably the easiest of this type of app to install and get working. Skype would seem to be more popular in Europe where most app users will use Skype. The scenario of a user in .London offering local calling in Denmark, Germany and France is easily accomplished. Skype is quite cost efficient to use.

Skype Feature Ratings

High quality audio
9
High quality video
9
Low bandwidth requirements
7
Mobile support
8
Desktop sharing
8
Whiteboards
8
Calendar integration
8
Meeting initiation
10
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
9
Slideshows
9
Live chat
9
Audience polling
10
Q&A
9
User authentication
8
Participant roles & permissions
8
Confidential attendee list
9