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The Essentials of Communicating with Skype

The essentials of Skype communication are the same regardless of whether you text message, IM, or make a Skype call. Communication begins with installing the software and setting up your Skype name and profile. After that, it is easy to have whichever type of conversation you prefer.

How to Download and Install Skype

Downloading and installing Skype is easy, and it’s free! You can download and install your Skype connection in a matter of minutes, and then the fun begins. [more…]

How to Get Started with Skype

Once you have installed Skype, a screen pops up to help you get started exploring Skype, finding friends, and testing your sound. From the pop-up screen, you can do all of the following. [more…]

How to Set Up Your Skype Name and Password

Setting up your Skype Name and password is similar to setting up your username and password for other software. Your Skype Name is what other people on Skype see when they contact you. You also use your [more…]

How to Set Up Your Skype Profile

Every new Skype member has an opportunity to set up information in a personal profile screen. You don’t have to set up your Skype profile; profiles are completely optional. The Skype Profile window clearly [more…]

How to Send SMS Text Messages with Skype

You can use Skype to send text messages using the Short Message System (SMS). Your Skype SMS text messages communicate seamlessly with mobile phones and other communication devices. Although messages need [more…]

How to Start a Skype IM Conversation

Besides standard one-on-one IM (instant message) conversations, you can start IM conversations with groups of Skype contacts and you can log off and return to conversations later. You can also invite new [more…]

How to Buy a Skype Online Number

With a Skype personal online number (also called SkypeIn), people in a given region or country can call you by dialing into a local phone number that you set up through Skype. It is just a local call for [more…]

How to Buy Skype Credit for Calling Phones

You can buy Skype credit to call telephones using a service that is sometimes called SkypeOut. You can call phones anywhere in the world at a fraction of the price that a normal phone call would cost. [more…]

How to Initiate a Skype Call

In order to have a Skype conversation with someone, you need to initiate a call. You can initiate a Skype call with either a previous contact or a new contact. [more…]

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