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|Skype is software freely available from www.skype.com. Its website advertises, "Make calls from your computer - free to other people on Skype and cheap to landlines and cell phones around the world."|
|Free Skype-to-Skype computer calling||For computer calling, broadband access for both parties works best and Skype must be installed on both computers.
Computer connection may drop and you may have to re-establish the call.
|If using PCs, can use video cameras to see the caller.
||Video camera requires optional extra expense and setup for Windows computers.|
|Good online documentation at www.skype.com.
||See Skype's list of requirements. Both parties need a headset (or use your computer's built-in microphone and speakers) to talk to each other.|
| ||As noted on their website: No emergency calls with Skype.
Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and can't be used for emergency calling.