Skype Video Conferencing Download, Info & Help
Skype Video Conferences - Information, Secrets, Useful Resources
Tired of Paying Huge Phone Bills? Credit Crunch? Airline gasoline surcharges? Download, install and use Skype Video Conferencing!
See detailed instructions and links below for simple set-up of free Video-Conferences.
To get the most out of Skype Video-Conferencing, download the FREE Skype "Easy-Guide" Booklet
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"Skype Video" for Free Desk-Top Video-Conferences?
Skype provides free video-conferencing from the desk-top which can eliminate the need for travel or costly video-conferencing equipment. For existing Skype users, the only additional technical requirement is a webcam. The costs are free for Skype users and $0.02 per minute for others. Skype also allows you to do Instant Messaging (IM) and file transfers while on video conference (VoIPDownloadVC).
computer running Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X or Linux.
2. A Skype-compatible headphone/microphone head-set or the built-in microphone and speaker if you are using a laptop.
3. A PC-compatible webcam - sometimes already built into your laptop.
4. A fast internet connection.
5. The free Skype software - no cost - no contract - no obligation!
You are now ready to make free video conferences with other Skype users!
6. To include non-Skype participants (voice only, but very low cost), put at least $15 of "SkypeOut" credit into
your Skype account. This is not required if you only want to video-conference with other Skype users.
MasterCard and Visa are OK, but a free PayPal account is the easiest and safest payment method!
7. Read Video Conferencing Books and Guides to learn the secrets of achieving the best Video-Conference results.
Skype Books we Recommend:
Skype For Dummies - the name says it all!
Skype Hacks: Innovative and Fun Tips & Tools - ideal guide for new Skype ring tones and fun on-hold music or replacing your "regular" phone service altogether.
Skype - From Single User to Small Enterprise and Beyond - the author is one of the most recognized and respected authorities on Skype.
Skype - The Definitive Guide - written by Skype insiders, this is the only official guide to Skype.
Skype "EasyGuide" Booklet - read how to get the most out of Skype. FREE!
Browse more Skype Books and Manuals to learn the Secrets of Skype.
Test the Skype Video-Conference set-up:After you have installed Skype, type in the Skype-name "Echo123" into the Skype-name/phone-# field (see picture on left) and click on the green phone-button. An automated system will answer your call, ask you to record a test message and replay that test message back to you. If you appear to have problems with your microphone or speakers, go to Skype's Sound Set Up Guide for instructions on how to set up and test your headset, microphone and speakers. If you send a "Call me" chat message to "Echo123", the automated system will call you, ask you to record a 10-second test message and replay that message back to you.
If you want to use Skype to participate in conventional phone conferences, it is quite simple:
1. You will need to have some SkypeOut credit
2. You call the conference call dial-in number
3. If requested, use Skype's keypad to mouse-click the PIN number
4. The cost is ~$0.02 a minute
More Conference call info
So, what else can Skype do for me?Skype allows you to make and receive calls from your PC: Calls to other Skype users are free; calls and SMSs to phones are very cheap. Skype also provides free video, IM-style chat and file transfers. Features such as Skype Voice-mail and local "land-line" phone numbers in 20 countries
Use the Skype file-transfer function:Very useful, especially during video conferences - you can exchange files in the background.
Use the Skype Instant Messaging (IM) function:Also very useful during video conferences: you can communicate with individual participants via IM-style "chat".
great features for business communication: free video-conferencing between national and international offices, voice mail and call forwarding, regional and international "local call" numbers, MS Outlook integration, free central management of your account usage and easy expenditure reports with allocation to employees/cost centres, etc.
Watch the video, then check out the Business Control Panel!
The Skype EasyGuide Booklet:This FREE comprehensive booklet covers all aspects of installing and using Skype. A special section shows how to get the most out of Skype.
Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: What is "Voice over IP" (VoIP)?
Ch. 3: Why use VoIP? (Real-life user stories)
Ch. 4: What is "Skype"?
Ch. 5: What do I need to use "Skype"? (PC compatibility)
Ch. 6: What type of Internet connection is required to use Skype? (incl. list of compatible internet services)
Ch. 7: I don't have a PC / Internet. What do I do?
Ch. 8: How do I install Skype? A step-by-step pictured guide
Ch. 9: OK, now let's test Skype!
Ch. 10: It's WORKING! So let's call someone!
Ch. 11: What do my calls cost?
Ch. 12: How do I send less-than-half-price SMSs?
Ch. 13: Using the Skype Instant Messaging (IM) chat function
Ch. 14: Getting the most out of Skype: Sending files, voice-mail, security, etc.
Ch. 15: TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Each chapter explains the functions and set-up of Skype in step-by-step detail. Pictures show how it is done. Each chapter has a "What if..." trouble-shooting section! The authors of the "Skype EasyGuide" booklet, Sandra Thompson and Robert Northman, are non-technical users like you who have learnt the hard way and are now sharing their experiences with us...
Download your FREE 27-page "Skype EasyGuide" booklet now.
Skype Security and Technical InformationSkype Security and Technical Information
Make Skype secure:It is preferable to exclude your personal data (birthdate, gender, home number, etc.) from your personal profile as it is visible and searchable for>100 million Skype users.
● To prevent getting rogue calls, go to Skype -> Tools> Options -> Privacy and click the two "Only people from my Contacts can ..." options!
● Do the same in the Tools> Options -> Video to prevent rogue video connections.
● To prevent constant taskbar notifications as people go online/offline, go to Skype -> Tools -> Options -> Notifications and unclick "Display Notification in the Windows tray when someone..." -> "... comes online"!
More at www.skype.com/security/safety/safety.html.
www.joltid.com and www.GIPSCorp.com). Skype at this point in time cannot interoperate with other Video-Conferencing systems.
More technical information:Get VoIP Textbooks and Guides.
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