Skype

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Skype Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Affordability

    Skype’s mobile calling plans start for as little as $2.99/month for unlimited minutes in the U.S., significantly cheaper than any phone plan. International call plans are similarly much more affordable than any offered by phone companies.
  • Screen Sharing

    Screen sharing and call recording are included for free.
  • Split Window View

    The desktop app offers a split window view so that you can access multiple conversation screens at once or remain in a video call while also accessing other files or websites on your computer.
  • Group Calling

    Free group calling and file sharing, perfect for long-distance business meetings.

Cons:

  • Emergency Services

    Skype cannot be used to contact emergency services.
  • Mac Application

    Skype for Mac is not as well-regarded as the Windows app. Skype’s latest version can only be used on Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. The Mac app also uses more RAM than the Windows version and doesn’t include the same Windows integrations.
  • Text Chat

    Text chat is limited in terms of emoticons, integrations, bots, and other capabilities when compared with other messaging platforms such as Slack and Discord.
  • Dropped Calls

    Like with cell phone calls, dropped calls can occur, especially for international calls and weaker Wi-Fi signals.
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