Skype is new software that allows you to chat with other Skype users for absolutely free of cost or at very low tariffs. This software is free of cost for downloading and works with your internet connection. Though it is highly popular on computers, you can also get your Skype connection on your mobile. Not only on mobiles it also works on Play Station Portables Game consoles and on many other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

You can easily connect with your loved ones residing in faraway lands, or make new online friends and make new business contacts or converse with clients and business partner based in foreign country(s), without bothering about time or cost. Use Skype-to-Skype free calls or Skype to other phone calls at very nominal rates. You just need to download the free software and purchase Skype headsets to get started with this amazingly cost effective communication service.

Skype headphones are specially built headsets that give optimum sound quality for noise free Skype communication. Skype works best with these headsets, as they are custom built to work with Skype.

Skype is extremely good for your business. You can get and make free calls to your clients' or customers' or business partners' Skype and expand your business to new heights.

Following are guidelines, which I prepared from my personal Skype experience, to use Skype for the benefit of your business. So just get your Skype Headphones, a decent quality broadband and get started:

  • The best thing to know how the software works and to get the knack of the technology, use it first on friends and family. Call up your far flung relatives or friends and surprise them! This will serve dual purposes: you will be able to experiment the software and will be able to reignite old bonds.
  • Keep a backup. It is always advisable to keep a traditional landline or mobile phone option handy, just in case you Skype connection trips or internet server fails.
  • Ensure that your client or business partner is comfortable using Skype, or else your communication might get disrupted due to technical failures from their end.
  • Purchase a good quality webcam and headsets, preferable Skype headsets, for video and audio communication.
  • Be prepared to switch off video conferencing sometimes when your Skype sound and networking quality dips. Many times your audio communication might get disrupted while using video and audio option together, as it uses too much bandwidth.
  • Take up a good Skype packages. Many of these packages give you free unlimited talk time for United Kingdom or in other countries too, for very nominal fees. This is a lot more affordable than the traditional phone packages.
  • Always test your Skype connection with ‘Skype Test Call' at least ten minutes before an important business call.

Just download Skype today and get started!

Source by Tom Agnes