Skype can be used to make PC-to-phone calls, to either landlines or to cell/mobile phones. There are a few different ways to pay for Skype calls to a regular phone line, namely by purchasing one of a number of Skype Monthly Subscriptions or by purchasing Skype Credit for calls at "Pay As You Go" rates. Depending on your calling habits, choosing one of these payment options could be considerably less expensive for you, when compared to choosing a different option.
Starting from Skype 4.2, it is now possible to make Skype HD video calls at 720p HD quality (1280×720 resolution at up to 30 frames per second). Skype had announced this HD video calling feature back in January, 2010, but only recently has a wider variety of HD webcams become available. Shown here is what is needed to make HD video calls over Skype, including details on several HD webcams (from Logitech, FreeTalk, faceVsion, and Microsoft).
Skype software allows you to make low-cost long distance calls from your computer, to phones or other computers around the world. Fring is a free software application for mobile phones, that easily allows you to make calls from your mobile phone, with your Skype account. Fring needs to connect to the internet to make calls, so use an existing Wi-Fi or wireless network connection to make calls without paying any extra costs. In other words, with Fring on your mobile phone, you can save money with Skype’s low long distance rates, and you can use your mobile phone when making long distance calls, without being stuck at your computer.
Skype offers several payment options, but for some it can be unclear which option is the cheapest or most inexpensive.
Depending on both the number of calls you make per month and the length of your average outgoing PC-to-phone call, you can save money by using the right plan, either Skype "Pay As You Go" Credit or a Skype Monthly Subscription. The price option that is the cheapest option for you is discussed below.