Link: Skype Wins Over Past Critics.
Skype 2.0 became available for the general public earlier this week. Improvements from earlier Skype releases include free video calling and the ability to sort contacts into groups like colleagues, friends and family. There's also mood messages that let fellow Skypers "know where you are and how you're feeling."
The new Skype software has pushed me to depend on the service. Up until recently I used Skype as a plaything, an interesting concept. But lately the software has become so compelling that I find myself using it instead of my wireless phone and landline.
It began with Skype Out and Skype In, features that allow a Skype user to place and recieve calls on the POTS (Plain Old Telephone System or Service). Voicemail and Instant Messaging features followed. And now video calling. I'm hooked and I doubt I can ever go back.
If you do not use Skype you can reach me at 619-377-0588, my Skype In number. If you use Skype you can reach me at Skype Callto://johnkdavis.