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What is VoIP?

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‘VoIP’ is the acronym for ‘Voice over Internet Protocol’. In plain English, this simply means a phone call conducted over the internet through a microphone and speaker or headset.  This can be revolutionary for those who often engage in what can be prohibitively expensive overseas calls – VoIP services such asSkype are usually free to other VoIP users, the only cost being the amount you already pay to access the internet.

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How to use Skype IM (Skype Chat)

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Once you’ve set yourself up to make Skype calls, you won’t actually have to use this method of communication to reach your friends. Instead you can use Skype IM – the Skype instant message service – and send text messages straight to their computers.

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How to make a Skype call

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Okay, you’ve got your computer turned on and connected to the internet. You’ve downloaded Skype and set up your account. You’ve plugged in a webcam or got yourself a headset (or maybe both!) and you’ve set up your contacts. So how do you actually call someone on Skype? Worry no more, because here’s the guide you’ve been looking for!

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How to buy Skype credit

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Skype is a great tool for making free computer-to-computer calls to your friends, but you can also use it to make calls to regular telephones (‘landlines’) and mobiles. This isn’t free, though it’s quite cheap and works just like a pay-as-you-go mobile. So before you use your computer to call everyone you know, you’ll need to buy credit from Skype, in £10 chunks (plus VAT). We’re here to help you hand over your cash.

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How to find Skype contacts

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First, you need to make sure that your friends actually have Skype accounts. After that, it’s slightly more complicated than just punching in their phone number. But not to worry – here’s a handy guide to help you find and set up your Skype contacts.

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How to download Skype

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Skype is the biggest VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service in the world, and it’s probably the easiest way to talk to your friends for free over the internet – through text, voice (just like a phone call) or even video.

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Record Skype conversation with Call Graph Toolbar

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Though Skype is great for making video calls one feature that the service lacks is its inability to record conversations in an MP3 or WAV format. Well, not anymore! Like Skype Auto Recorder, a tool by the name Call Graph is now also available, that helps in recording Skype calls and indexing them for easy search later.

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Record Voice Calls of Specific Skype Contacts with Skype Auto Recorder

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Undoubtedly, Skype has become a great tool for communication as it is supported on almost all devices. The popular application, as we all know is used to make free voice and video calls and chat over the Internet.  Now that Skype is a part of Microsoft, we do intend to cover Skype more frequently.

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Record and Edit Skype Video Calls with Vodburner

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We have already covered Call Graph, MP3 Skype Recorder and Skype Auto Recorder, three free Skype conversation recording tools. Now, we will introduce you to Vodburner, another useful extra for Skype.

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