Additional Features of Skype and PresenceTweet
Date: Oct 10, 2009 | Views: 4492 | Comments: 0
One would be able to see that the discussion recently made was basically all about the capability of Skype to replace the use of a phone or even a mobile phone, which goes hand in hand with the remarkable quality of the calls that one would be able to experience. By going into further developments of Skype, it may be ascertained that it is indeed the most highly technological means of voice communication readily available to everyone.
It may not be immediately noticed but Skype actually makes use of a 256-bit encryption for its connection. The quality of the calls simply amazes its users, without thinking about the process that the software is able to instantly do every time a connection is made. This kind of encryption is already comparable to the kind of telecommunication service found at the military, and on top of that, it is free of charge. It is certainly beyond doubt that there is really an increase in the number of people who make use of Skype all over the globe.
A brief summary of the most basic features of Skype would include conference calls which may be done with up to five users of Skype, transferring of files, talking to other Skype users for free and instant messaging.
With regard to the instant messaging service provided by Skype, as of now it is only limited within the users of Skype and a user may not yet be able to send an instant message to someone who is not using Skype. The transferring of files that may done through slow may be slow but it is safely encrypted. One of the best features of Skype is that it is very safe to use, like for instance, people who belong to technical support would make use of Skype most especially if they need to send immediately usernames as well as passwords.
A lot of business executives, basically those people who belong to the world of business, truly find it beneficial to make use of Skype when they need to make conference calls because of the possible costs that may be incurred if a conference would be done by means of the usual telecommunication service provider, which may charge high. But what makes Skype truly convenient to use is that it allows its users to stay connected without any charge at all. This just go to show how practical and economical it really is to put to good use the services of Skype no matter if the business is just starting out or it is a big company.
Skype also has additional features such as Skype Voicemail, SkypeIn, Skype Zones, and SkypeOut, which was the first service that could generate income for the software, since it allows users to make a call to the usual telephone. The current price of this service is at 2 cents for ever minute, however the user should have about $13.50 or equivalent to 10 euros as its minimum call minutes.
With regard to Skype-to-Public Switched Telephone Networks, or to PSTN phones, this service is considered to be falling below the standards, which may also be the case for another service, SkypeIn, and this allows users to get assigned to a PSTN number whenever they get incoming calls. However, the Voice mail service of Skype is working pretty well.
Another feature that gives Skype an edge is that it gives the users the capability to look for another person and be able to communicate with that person through its network, and this service is called Presence. By logging in with the use of numerous clients, the user would get to see all calls and messages from different locations, which means that wherever the user is, it would be convenient for him or her to get connected. In line with this, wireless hot spots, or Skype Zones may also be used in order to connect to Skype.
Lately, Skype has presented ways to different developers so that they would be able to get connected to Skype. Now, there are a lot of companies taking advantage of this, by allowing their products to join the bandwagon of Skype, like for instance VSkype.