Skype, the popular Internet calling app, has been around for quite some time. The (mostly) free service launched in 2003, and has become one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay in touch with others across the world.
Whether you’re traveling internationally or want to save money when calling others, Skype has become a great option because it’s accessible through computers, phones, tablets, home phones, TVs and even devices like your Xbox One.
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Ready to plunge into the Skype action? Here’s a quick go-to guide for newbies.
1. Sign up.
Getting started is as easy as any other app. To open an account, visit the Skype homepage and click “Join us” in the upper right-hand corner.
Choose how you want to log in. You’ll see you have the choice to sign in with your existing Facebook or Microsoft account, or you can create an account just for Skype.