HOW TO INSTALL SKYPE ON A PC
Skype is a computer program that allows you to make free video and voice calls
to anyone in the world using the Skype network. Some features of Skype include
free Skype to Skype calls, free video calls, conference calls, instant messaging,
SMS messaging and the ability to forward all calls to your mobile phone when
READ ON HOW TO INSTALL SKYPE ON A PC. Skype is available on various
operating systems including Mac,
OS X. Windows, LINUX, and Windows mobil. It is also available foe Wi-Fi
phones, cordless phones, Skype phones and Nokia N800/N810 series mobile
(1) Connect a headset to your PC. You can connect a headset, microphone
or bluetooth headset to your computer
(2) Go to Skype website www.skype.com and download the Skype application.
Once you have downloaded Skype,double click on the executable file ti
install Skype onto your PC. Next create a new user name and password
this will allow you to login to the Skype network
(3) Search for friends and family on Skype by clicking on the "add" button.
You can search via their Skype name,full name, e-maill address or by my
space IM name. Friends that are on-line appear at the top of the list with
a green button
(4) Purchase Skype credits to make calls to landlines and cell phones. With
Skype credits, you can also make international and long distance calls for
a fixed rate. You can buy Skype credits using a credit card or by pay pal.
Check the Skype website for local and international rates
(5) Call your friends by double clicking on their screen name. To hang up,
click on the red icon. If your friends are on-line, you can send SMS
messages or forward your message to their voicemail
(6) Tell your friends about Skype if they don't already have it. Its a cheap and
free way to always communicate with your family and friends anywhere in
the world. Also, if you have a small business that requires conference
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SKYPE FEATURES-AND HOW TO USE THEM
SKYPE TO SKYPE CALLS
Are free and using Skype to call another person who also has Skype is totally
free-(2) In the list just find the person that you want to call, call by clicking on their
name. Anyone with symbols with dark colors indicate contact person is on Skype
and call is free, anyone with symbols that do not have dark colors indicate
contact person is not on Skype and call will cost you a little amount of money(3)
you will see their details in the main window, click the green call button.
You should hear ringing. If you don't hear the other person or they can't hear you,
click the call quality icon at the top of your call window.(4) To hang up, click the
red end button. (5) mute, click the icon to mute your microphone so that the other
person can't hear you. (6) hold, click on the icon to put the call on hold.
Remember, you need to have a computer, a headset and internet service to use
SKYPE TO NON SKYPE SERVICE
Call landlines or cell phones-low rates of 2.1c per minute will apply
FREE VIDEO CALLS
Its free, so seeing your friends and family members won't cost a thing no matter
where they are in the world. (1) Turn video on-If you've got a webcam plugged in,
click the green video call button to make it a free video call and you can talk face
to face or just sit there and smile at each other.
Free business conference calls with lots of people. There are several ways to
start a conference call. (1) If you've already saved a group in your contacts,
choose it from your contact list and click the green call button. (2) If you want
to start a conference call with a new group, create the group first and then follow
the instructions above. (3) If you are already in the middle of a call with someone,
you can add others by clicking the add people button on the top of Skype and
choosing who you want to add to the call.
SKYPE TO GO NUMBER
Use any phone, landlines or mobile to make great value calls. Call phones
abroad from wherever you are at great rates. How do I set up Skype to go ? (1)
To set up your to go number, all you need is some Skype credit or a monthly
subscription. With either of these you can activate your Skype to go number from
your account overview page at no extra cost. Just click Skype to go number and
follow the instructions on-screen. If you don't have Skype, you can set up a
Skype to go number as soon as you register.
When your on the move and need to check your e-mail or get access to the web,
Skype access is the easy and great value to connect. Simply select an available
public access Wi-Fi network and cost is a flat fee of $ 0.19 per minute to access
Wi-Fi hotspots via Skype and works on Mac, OS X, Windows and Skype access
has no contract
on monthly fees.
Get an instant response. Start an instant message when talking isn't convenient.
Quickly send website links to family and friends. Skype instant messaging is free
of charges. To send an instant message (1) select a contact from your contact
list, click, the IM text input window on the main window and you can just start
typing away. Its that easy.
GROUP INSTANT MESSAGING
Quickly typing messages in an instant message (IM) is great, especially when
you need to share addresses and links. You can share stuff with loads of people
in a group (IM) all at once. Paste website addresses or news directly into
messages and see what others said when you were off-line. (1) Simply add
people from your contact list into the (IM) as needed once leaving a message
you will also be capable of editing your message, saving group (IM'S)
and even sending message alerts.
SEND FILES-RECEIVE FILES
Its the perfect solution when you need to share that fantastic shot of your son
blowing out his birthday candles or you need to send round minutes after a
meeting. No size limits. Quicker than sending an e-mail. Send files that are
big or small. How do I send files ? (1) There are several ways to start a file
transfer. (2) You can drag a file directly into a contact that is on-line. (3) You can
also right click on an on-line contact and select send file.
(4) In a multi chat you can send a file to all participants by clicking the send file
to call button. Skype then lets you select a file to send. The recipient will have to
accept the transfer in order for it to begin. You can only send files to contacts that
have authorized you. (4) To send multiple files at once, select the person you
want to send a file to and click send file button available within the instant
message typing box.
Select the files you want to send by holding down control as you select them. (5)
How do I receive a file ? When someone tries to send a file to you, you must
accept it by pressing the save as button. You will then be shown a window you
that files contain viruses and asking you to reconfirm receipt (you can choose to
not be shown this window again if you mark the box) then choose a location
to save your file.
Share your desktop with friends for free ! Sometimes trying to explain what you
are seeing on your screen to someone on a call doesn't work. With screen
sharing you can easily show exactly what you are looking at by simply calling
your Skype contact and sharing all or part of your desktop. How screen sharing
(1) To share your screen simply call a contact and in the conversation window
click share/share your screen in the (IM) toolbar in (windows) or share screen (on
a mac). You can even select if you want to share your full screen or just a part of
your screen. The person you are sharing your screen with can see your screen in
full screen mode, and best of all, you can continue talking via Skype while you
are still sharing your screen.
SMS (TEXT MESSAGING)
Sending a text message directly from Skype is perfect when you want to quickly
reach a family member, friend or colleague. You can even group a bunch of
people together and send the same text message with just on simple keystroke.
Its easy and fast. The cost of each text message depends on where in the world
you're sending it to (but not where you're sending it from), however, its just 09c
per minute to most places, but there's a big list of rates to destinations world-
(1) How do I send SMS to my contacts ? To send an SMS to one of your
contacts, (a) select the contact, and click their mobile or home tab (according to
the number you wish to send an SMS to). Alternatively, right click on the contact
and select send SMS message. (b) In the text box at the bottom of the
conversation window, type your message, then click the send SMS button. The
status of the SMS is displayed next to the message. When its been delivered, it
will read "SMS delivered-Note" If the send SMS message option is grayed out,
this most likely is because the contact does not have an SMS enabled number
(usually a mobile number) saved against their profile.
You can add a mobile number to the contact-just press the add a telephone
number button. (2) To send an SMS to a number you haven't saved as a contact,
(a) click the cell phone tab, (b) Choose the country from the drop down tab, type
in the number and click the SMS button. (c) In the text box at the bottom of the
screen, type your message, then click the send SMS button. The status of the
SMS is displayed next to the message. When its been delivered, it will read
ON-LINE NUMBER (SKYPELN)
Is perfect if you have friends, family or business colleagues who don't use Skype.
Anyone can dial your on-line number from any phone or mobile and hey presto,
your Skype number rings and you pick up the call wherever you are in the world.
You buy an on-line number in one of over 25 locations and your friends, family or
colleagues or business contacts can call that number and only pay for a standard
rate call (if they are in the same country as your online number)
The on-line number uses the internet to route the call and so saves them money.
It makes absolutely no difference whereever you are, you can pick up the call at
no cost to you whereever in the world you are logged into Skype. When you have
a on-line number you may have it set up so its displayed when you call
someones home number, business phone or cell phone. Caller ID is currently
available for on-line numbers in the United States, Chile, Denmark, Estonia,
Hong Kong, South Korea, Poland, Sweeden and the UK. On-line numbers wrk on
windows, mac, SX, Linux, windows mobile, wi-fi phones, cordless phones, Nokia,
People leave you messages when you are not available. Personalize your
voicemail greeting. Store your messages and listen to them later. Pick up your
voice mails anywhere in the world. The cost of a voice mail which includes
unlimited service is $ 5 for three months and $ 15 for the full year. You would be
required to purchase Skype credit to pay for your service fees.
VOICEMAIL TO TEXT (SPINVOX)
Get your voicemail converted to text. Never miss an important voicemail. Its easy
to set up. If you are away from Skype you can now get your voice mails
converted to text and sent to your cell phone as text messages. The cost
for this type of service is the same Skype's standard SMS rates mentioned for
normal text messaging-09c per minute plus $ 0.25 charge for each message that
is converted to text by SpinVox.
Receive your calls when you're off-line in Skype. No additional cost for friends or
family members to call you. Get ahold of friends and family members who are out
and about. Call forwarding at great low rates. With call forwarding you can direct
incoming calls to Skype to ring to your mobile phone, landline or business. With a
subscription you can call forward calls to landlines in any country within your
subscription at no extra cost. To countries outside of a subscription (and you
don't have a subscription) you'll pay a per minute rate charged at our rates for
calling phones and mobiles. However,if you make a Skype to Skype call to
someone who has their calls forwarded, you won't pay anything at all.
Caller identification-show your number. Caller identification lets your friends know
you're calling. You can show your number when calling landlines or mobiles from
Skype. Easy to set up. Use your mobile number, or your on-line number so they
can call you back and you answer in Skype. Tired of being ignored ? Some
people don't want to answer calls from withheld or private numbers. You can
avoid this from happening by setting a number to show when calling your friends,
family or co-workers phones from Skype. Its free to set up caller identification
using your on-line number. To set up simply visit the caller identification set-up
section under Skype's caller ID area.
With call transfer its easy to transfer calls to contacts, phones or cell phones.
Quickly and easily transfer calls to the right person. Calls can be transfered
multiple times. Let contacts know what the call is about before transferring
with an instant message. Call transfer allows you to transfer an incoming call to a
Skype contact for free or any phone anywhere in the world at our rates for calling
phones and mobiles.
Caller identification-show your number. Caller identification lets your friends and
family members know you're calling. YUou can show your number when calling
landlines or mobiles from Skype. Easy to set up. Use your mobile number, or
your on-line number so they can call you back and you can answer your Skype
calls. Tired of being ignored ? Some people don't want to answer calls from with-
held or private numbers.
You can avoid this from happening by setting a number to show when calling
your friends, family or co-workers phones from Skype. Its free to set up caller
identification using your on-line number. To set up, simply visit the caller
identification set-up section under Skype's caller ID area. To set up caller ID (1)
Sign in to your Skype account, (2) Click call phones tab, (3) Click set up a caller
identification, (4) Click select a pre-saved number, (5) Select your on-line number
from the drop-down list and click save. Your caller ID is now set and ready to go.
To research any additional types of information regarding Skype please go
to their website address which is www.skype.com