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Skype: The Next Generation of Internet Phones

by | Jul 11, 2007 | Week in Geek

In response to Monday’s blog, several people asked me about Skype.

“Skype is a free program that uses cutting edge p2p technology to bring affordable, high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.” – Skype.com

Basically it’s a program on your computer that you use to place “phone” calls to anywhere in the world over the internet. One of our directors at PKF Texas uses Skype to speak to her husband when he is in China on business. 

It seems like a pretty cool concept. I haven’t tried it out yet, but it seems like it would be a viable alternative to long distance phone bills or using a ton of minutes on my cell phone. 

Do any of you use Skype? How do you think the application will affect the way we communicate in the business world? Will business land lines become a thing of the past?

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