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Title: Skype Created By Niklas Zennstrom in 2003


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Skype Created By Niklas Zennstrom in 2003
  • Today more than 370 Million people are registered
    globally.
  • Skype is currently the largest international
    voice carrier.

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What does Skype Offer?
  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls
  • Free video conferencing
  • Cheap Calls to landlines and cellphones
  • International calls at competitive rates

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Business Applications
Can be used on many different operating systems
including mobile devices.
  • Can be used on Many different operating systems
  • Additional features include
  • Skype-In allows users to place calls directly
    to personal computers
  • Skype to go Allows users to make international
    calls from mobile phones at the same rate they
    use for their computer.

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Skype on Android
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Skype on Sony PSP
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Pricing
  • Flat fee of 2 cents per minute for calls across
    the US to non-Skype users.
  • Calls can go up to 5.82 per minute for some
    international calls
  • Skype also offers Monthly subscriptions for
    unlimited calls
  • 2.95/month Within the US and Canada
  • 12.95/month Anywhere in the world

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Skype is based on the peer-to-peer model rather
than a client-server model
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What is SIP???
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Session Initiation Protocol
A standard protocol for initiating an interactive
user session that usually involves multimedia
such as video, voice, chat-gaming and virtual
reality.
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  • Skype integrated SIP into the peer-to-peer model
    which turns VoIP into a true IP communications
    network.
  • Skype for SIP is compatible with almost all
    protocols making it work well in many different
    scenarios.

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For Example
Click-to-call buttons which allow users to
contact call centers or personal computers
directly from their websites
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For Example
Free calls to the office when employees are
travelling
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Alternatives
  • JaJah Has no downloadable software. Users
    simply sign up and enter their number and the one
    they wish to call.
  • OoVoo 2-way video chat with payment plans for
    3,4 or 6 participants. Similar to Windows live
    messenger but with higher quality and more
    options.

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JaJah
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OoVoo
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Advantages
  • Free calls to and from Skype users.
  • Businesses can connect entire offices with Skype
    through their existing phone lines.
  • Skype for SIP allows click-to-call buttons to
    be placed on a businesss website.

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Disadvantages
  • Customer Complaints
  • Charging money to accounts without authorization
  • Billing after Blocking accounts
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Privacy concerns Rumored back door

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Conclusion
  • Skype is a great arrangement for businesses in
    need of free conferencing software or cheap
    telephone calls. 
  • More Simplistic options are available.
  • For users in need of all-inclusive features,
    Skype is a great option with very large potential
    market.
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