Skype is a service that allows users to communicate with people by voice and video over the Internet. With Skype people can see and talk to each other through a computer and web cam. FOR FREE!!
Skype has over 663 million users that see and talk to there love ones all over the world. According to eHow website some cell phones are able to run a Skype application that will allow you to use Skype whenever you are in range of an accessible wireless internet connection. This allows you to bypass using your cellular minutes and if you happen to have premium Skype account, also allows you to use the unlimited international call and unlimited long-distance national call features of Skype. Video chat has been around for a long time, but Skype is the first company to bring it to the masses. It’s really great to be able to talk to your family across the country on video chat for free. It is good to have when someone is in the military station over seas and they just want to see their love one. I think the technologies’ new way of communicating with Skype is great. Thank to Skype my son was able to get over his broken heart in one month, when his girlfriend left for school.
However, According to Wikipedia some network administrators have banned Skype on corporate, government, home, and education networks, citing reasons such as inappropriate usage of resources, excessive bandwidth usage, and security concerns. Another disadvantage is the equipment can get expensive and if you want to chat and video more than one person Skype is no longer free.
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