CALL FROM COMPUTER WITH SKYPE
Skype is an instant messaging and VoIP software application, based on peer-to-peer networks.
Skype allows free voice and video calls between users of the program as well as paid calling to fixed or mobile telephones using VoIP (Voice over IP) technology.
SkypeOut is a service that allows you to place outbound calls to landlines and mobile telephones at a very low cost. You can call from your computer to any telephone in the world including mobile telephones.
You can get up to 10,000 calling minutes to landlines for one low monthly fee - the new Skype calling subscriptions.
SkypeIn allows you to receive telephone calls from any country at your cost. This is useful if you have older relatives in a far-away country, you can get a local number that they may dial to reach you. Some businesses also use SkypeIn numbers to have a "local" presence.
Click here to get your unique SkypeIn number
In addition to free computer-to-computer calling and voice telephony, Skype offers direct exchange of text information via hand-typed messages and file transfer. Skype also allows you to make video calls and even share your computer desktop with others. Skype was created by Swedish developer Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, and a group of Estonian programmers from Tallinn in Estonia. The program runs on several platforms.