Communication Made Easy by SkypeTweet
Date: Aug 1, 2009 | Views: 1576 | Comments: 0
One of the primary services being offered by Skype is a software program that is free of charge, and this allows you to be able to talk to someone with use of the internet, as long as the person is also using Skype. No matter where the person may be, it is for free. In order to work properly, the computer that you are using or even the PocketPC that you use would serve as the phone.
In order for you to be able to download the free software used for Macintosh, Linux, like for instance for Fedora Core, Ubuntu, Xandros, Mandrake or MEPIS, and for Windows, and the good news is, you may also download the free software for your PocketPC, all from the website, Skype.com. More and more people are encouraged to download free software and this has started back in 2005, wherein the count for the number of downloads reached up to 75 million.
It is interesting to know that Skype does not actually spend for advertising. It has registered users of up to 25 million, and 3 million of those people were encouraged to try this software only by means of word of mouth, which means these people received a positive feedback from other people who continue to use Skype.
On the other hand, companies that provided internet telephony like Packet8, Verizon, ATT CallVantage, as well as Vonage, would have to blow on a huge amount of money for advertising as well as marketing in order to reach out to more people, and retain the current customers. Skype primarily spends on the support for its server and the capability to provide the files for downloading on the website.
Even without thinking about the contribution of the past-pace technology, the fact remains the same that Skype is considered totally cool and enticing, in the sense that the number of people who register for it is 25 times more than those people who actually register for the combined number of users of the different companies who also provide the same kind of benefits. Most of the users of Skype see to it that they are able to encourage others to use Skype simply because they see it as a totally cool and hip means for them to talk to friends, no matter where their friends are, without any charge.