Skype is a peer-to-peer Internet telephony network founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis.
We can talk for hours
Thank you Skype! Though it took a few people to mention it to me, it was my boyfriend Pillar who was the motivator behind my decision to use Skype. Pillar and I often use Skype for our late night video chats. It is something amazing because we can talk about almost anything for countless hours after our hectic activities during the day
Dyah Laras Utami, - 23 September 2012
Brings StarTrek to my house in one more way
Skype is new for me, but I like it very much! Brings Star Trek to my house in one more way. My mother is deaf, but a great lipreader, and now, although my immediate family all live a distance from one another, we can all chat in real time, normally, and see that all of us are fine! In fact, I think that Skype should get itself included for the cash helps of adpative technology for seniors and disabled! On the lighter side: I cannot always travel and visit my friends worldwide, but Skype truly helps with virtual visits that include face-to-face chat, and views into one-another’s homes and offices! Pure fun! A real Lovemark!
Elle, United States - 30 April 2007
A global company with a very personal approach
With Skype, we are not talking only about VoIP. It’s a family. My experience with Skype started many years ago when I had to find the best way to keep in touch with my family and friends due to the fact that I moved studying abroad. That was just the beginning. Now Skype is more than that. However in each relationship, there are ups and downs. After receiving several unknown links from a "friend", and the real person knew nothing about it, I decided to contact Skype. I received a generated answer saying that the issue will be brought to the development team but no other answer will follow up. BUT, the next day, to my great surprise I received and exchanged two more letters with Timo T., a support person from Skype. A global company with a very personal approach - that’s the key to creating a "family".
Savina, Netherlands - 23 April 2007
Good vibe - it's Skype!
There are many VoIP programs and technologies, but Skype, Skype beats them all! The coolest design, the fantastic sound when you receive a message ("Blump!"), the quality...Skype I love you! I had to sell my home phone. It became useless! Good vibe - it's Skype!
sandro, Italy - 16 June 2006
Thank you, Skype!
Though it took a few people to mention it to me, it was my girlfriend Martina who was the catalyst behind my decision to use Skype. Martina and I met while both overseas, and we have now been together for almost five years. We have had to live just over 50% of our time together on various opposite hemispheres of the planet, and that has been something of a challenge for us both. How much has Skype changed my life so far? I love Skype. It has allowed me to take care of business, and be closer to my loved ones in an unparalleled way. No doubt there are many more people out there like me. Thank you, Skype! Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstroem, and your awesome new partners, keep it coming!
Mike, New Zealand - 30 March 2006
It does what it is designed to do well
It does what it was designed to do exceptionally well, cheap international calls. There are many IP phone services around, but for me none is as fashionable as Skype!
Hiroaki, Japan - 07 May 2005
I must have told 10 people in only 2 days....
I have only just discovered Skype and was immediately enamored with its cool technology, the powerful concept, and expert execution of a wonderful idea. I must have told 10 people about it in only 2 days !
Michel, United States - 07 May 2005
Meeting strangers from around the world.
Skype makes software that lets me call people over the Internet, and lets them call me. For free ! It's changed my life. I have friends I talk with on four other continents. I'm more in touch with my family and I'm meeting strangers from around the world and making friends. Skype is a clean, simple, friendly tool, more than 35 million people on the network now. It's being used in developing nations as an alternative to expensive phones, from the mountains of Peru to the Internet cafes of Estonia. It's banned as subversive by totalitarian governments, showing that you can be known by your enemies as much as by those who love you.
Phil, United States - 06 May 2005