Skype has been used extensively by business community to communicate with clients and co-workers.
Skype has a unique text as well as video chatting service suite. Users can text as well make calls, simultaneously. The calls are typically audio calls further supported by text for clearer understanding of the idea or speech.
Business users can just like regular users, register and use the service for communication with collaborators.
Communicating with IM
Skype allows users to use both instant messaging as well as voice chat.
The advantage with voice chat is that permits telephone calls between two individuals as well as multiple users, in the form of conference calls. The communication platform uses, ‘proprietary audio codec.’
The text chat client that Skype uses will allow chatting between groups, emoticons, archiving chat history as well as previous message editing.
The service SkypeIn allows users to connect when even one of a pair of user uses a conventional phone to place a call. In many parts of the world, Skype offers local numbers. These include Estonia, Nepal, South Africa, Japan to Turkey as well as United states, among several other countries. The countries where Skype supports local call services are called as SkypeIn Countries. The charges for calls that are made to this number are the same as those for fixed lines.
Screen Sharing Services
Apart from Skype’s various features which make it an rounded product to use for purposes of communication, there are productivity tools which are immensely helpful to the business community.
One of the most useful of such features is the screen-sharing feature. Imagine multi-location users working on a project. The screen sharing features allow as many as 25 people to share screens at the same, during a call, with no additional costs. Therefore, teams of workers or employees in different parts of the city, country or continent or overseas can collaborate effectively with the screen sharing feature.
It has to be noted, that in the US, Skype is classified under Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. Therefore, Skype is not considered as an ‘interconnected VoIP’ provider.