Skype a software application that lets users make free of charge voice calls over the Internet is undoubtedly the most famous and admired free Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service available at present. The current number of its users is 500 million and they continue to grow at a rapid rate. The feature that most likely makes Skype stand out is the video chat service. You can also make paid calls to Landline phones and mobile phones and send text messages via Skype. Verizon and Android devices 2.1 and above enable you to make Skype calls on their network.
You can send text messages and make calls via Wi-Fi connection on Android devices with Skype application. Android phones typically have a single camera which is not the one facing the front due to this they do not enable Video chat.
It’s quite simple for the users to make a Skype account and add all the necessary details including pictures direct on the Phone. Already existing users have the perk of amalgamating your Skype and Android Contacts which will save a lot of your time and energy.
Skype has very easy and convenient way of making calls, all you have to do is just choose the person you wish to call and press on the “Call” button, and you are connected. Some testing calls were made to check the quality of sound during a call and the results were satisfactory with a few exceptions. Dialogues were comprehensible most of the time with brief periods of disturbance which were not major enough to disrupt the entire conversation. The speakerphone option is also available although it still needs some upgrading and you can mute or pause the call when you feel like.
You can view the caller ID and the picture of the caller while taking the call and can add a new caller to your contact list.
You can chat with multiple people at the same time; though, you cannot exchange photos or files, which is a problem that needs to be addressed.
Calls made to Skype from Skype are free of charge, but you will be charged for making calls to landline and cell phone numbers. You can pay through Skype Credit and you will be charged according to the duration and destination of call.
Thus, Skype is the most cost effective and practical Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service of today.