Skype

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About Skype

Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.

Additional details about Skype

Skype Pricing $0
Customer Type
  • Individuals
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Enterprises

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Pros of Skype

Easily connect with others due to how popular the service is
Screen sharing
Cross-platform
Group video for free
Available on Linux
File sharing
Cheap fixed phone number
Send SMS and make regular calls
Group chat with archive / records
Powerful 1:1 chat and also group chat

Cons of Skype

Plagued by bugs on all platforms
Not a feasible alternative as a professional team chat
Poor quality when screensharing
Slow filesharing speed
Owned by Microsoft
Obnoxiously large ads
Poor Linux support
Requires both ends to be online (if neither end is using a cloud-enabled device)
MIcrosoft (Skype's owner) actively assists eavesdroppers
Subpar video quality with more than 5 users