Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Skype Announces New Version, Added Features

Skype has released a new, upgraded version of it's application, as well as brought it's voicemail service out of beta.

In reviewing the new version, it's more intuitive and has an improved look and feel. The voicemail feature is still my favorite, it's just easy to use. They've also added a feature that allows you to leave voicemail messages for your Skype contacts that don't subscribe to voicemail.

Additionally, they've added more ways to import contact lists from other services like MSN and Microsoft Outlook, enhanced profile options and more instant message features.

The Skype software allows you to call other Skype users at no cost, call traditional telephone numbers for approximately 2 cents per minute worldwide, setup an incoming telephone number in 8 countries and throughout the US, setup conference calls, use voicemail, instant message and share files. Skype reports they have 42 million registered users, over 1.5 million SkypeOut subscribers and are registering approximately 150,00 new users daily.

I use Skype for both business and staying in touch with friends and family around the world. For those that work at their computer, it's a great way to communicate without picking up the phone.

It's a pleasure using the Skype software and service. I predict it will continue to grow and be a leading VoIP provider with innovative solutions for telecommunications.

You can download Skype for free.

Have fun and enjoy the new version!


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