Our Mobile Device Brokers want to know: What exactly is Skype?
is the most popular way to make Internet calls for many users. This is VOIP, that is, a voice over internet
phone service that helps you make calls with your Internet connection.
And what's so nice about making calls over the Internet?
Well, making calls with Skype
is totally free. If you too want to know more about what is Skype and how does it work, then
read on to learn more about this useful VoIP software...and Brokers especially!
VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) is something that helps users make a phone
call through Skype platform for free. Once a connection is established between registered users,
who can register for free, they can call each other for free. The users can dial or receive calls even from an unregistered
user. But, these calls are charged a fee according to the call made. You need a microphone along with some hardware equipment
on your computer to make these calls.
How to Install Skype in Computer
You need to visit the Skype
website and click on the tab Get Skype. Here, you will find options that say
On your computer, On your mobile, At work and On your TV.
You can select the option that suits your need, for example, On your computer. Then, download the Skype
software and install it on your computer. Then, plug in your microphone and you are ready to make calls.
to Make Calls With Skype
you wondering about how to really use this? Well, continuing answering your question of what is Skype
and how does it work, you need to first check if the user you are calling is a Skype user or
not. This is because calling between Skype users is absolutely
free. In case of non-Skype users, you need to have sufficient balance to make calls.
Then you need to use the sound test provided by Skype to make
sure the voice quality is clear. Then, enter the country code by using the code facility of Skype.
Then enter the call information and number in the format required. You need to press 'Enter' or 'Call me' and start the dialing
How Does Skype Work?
Skype uses VoIP, a novel technology related to the Internet.
Normally, signals are sent via PSTN, either analog or digital. In case of VoIP,
SIP is used to create data packets that are sent on the same network one uses for mailing and surfing. These data packets
can carry more than the standard voice on a telephone. They can carry text messages, offer live video and stereo quality sound.
VoIP also gives 'screen sharing' depending on the speed of the Internet connectivity. You can
even make conference calls for contact with different clients.
Brokers - be CLOUD AWARE!
When 'Skype phone' or similar hardware applications are installed
on mobile or computer terminals at the receiver end, the whole process of making calls begins. The device must be able to
send and receive data packets via an Ipv4 network. The voice is captured and converted into
an analog format. This format is captured by the microphone and converted into a digital format. This is then passed on to
a compressor that minimizes the audio stream size and helps in transfer even with a slow Internet connection.
if you have a 24 hour fast web connection, you will find VoIP as the best comm method.
You can make free calls through computer to computer, Skype
phones, and similar terminals. You will even receive a standard telephone number from Skype
that can be dialed from unit and redirected to your Skype enabled device.
If you are still wondering about what is Skype and how does it work, then you need to know
that not only is Skype useful for Internet users, but also helps you connect with users of traditional
landline phones. You need to use SkypeOut service offered by Skype to make calls to landline phones. This is a paid feature that
uses a different protocol from the regular peer-to-peer connections. The fee you pay varies according to the country and locality
of the Skype user.
When you get your Skype account
configured properly, you can even receive calls when you are not online. A special feature is that Skype
forwards all your calls to your cell or landline even if you are not connected. The 'Call
Forwarding' feature is a paid subscription that uses Skype Credit.
You can even use
Skype online number that is set up according to the country of your preference. This is a feature
you will love. If you are a resident of United States, you can set up a local number for Australia through Skypeln.
What's great about this feature is that any non-local, non-Skype user can call you anywhere
in the world through their landline like it's a local call. This is possible through Skype
service or call forwarding. This feature too is a paid service though.
Apple users can also be happy about use
of web tech for making free calls. You need to download the Skype applications for iPhone or
iPod touch. Then this will help you make and receive calls through Skype
in a WiFi area. A Skype account, WiFi
connection and an installed application on your device is all you need to make Skype calls.
I want you to have understood how, exactly, how it works, through the above given explanation. Skype
helps making free calls between registered users and charges a fee for calls between non-Skype
users. However, the call charges are peanuts compared to what you pay for international calls using 3G networks and traditional
You have the choice of 'pay-per-go' or 'monthly subscriptions'
for using Skype. So now, you can make international calls as and when you like without having
to shell out more than you can afford.
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