Because international long distance phone calls can be so expensive, Skype is very popular in some countries in South America. In addition, phone service can be ‘iffy’ at time, with static and other types of interference, and cut-off phone calls being quite common. What every major city in Latin America does have is internet. You can get DSL and broadband internet service in every major city in South America. Get Up to 10,000 calling minutes to landlines for one low monthly fee - the new Skype calling subscriptions.
Chat and make free phone calls
If you already use Skype on your computer, you know that you can contact anyone else in the world who ALSO has Skype for free any time day or night, either by chatting (a live exchange of typed messages) or by calling someone using the Skype voice program on your computers.
Headsets are great for hands-free internet calls from your computer. And there’s all kinds – plug-in, cordless, big and small on the Skype website too.
When others don't have Skype
An online number (SkypeIn™) is perfect if you have friends, family or business colleagues who don't use Skype. Anyone can dial your online number from any phone or mobile and hey presto, your Skype rings and you pick up the call – wherever you are in the world.
You buy an online number in one of over 20 locations and your friends, family or business contacts can call that number and only pay for a standard rate call (if they are in the same country as your online number) – the online number uses the internet to route the call and so saves them money. It makes absolutely no difference wherever you are, you can pick up the call at no cost to you wherever in the world you are logged into Skype. Click here to get your unique SkypeIn number
Making calls without a computer
Learn to make cheap international calls with Skype to landlines and mobile phones without a computer. The person you are calling does not have to have Skype! With Skype, international calls are cheaper than cheap. You may have to invest in a little technology initially, but it pays for itself over time – the more you use it, the more quickly it pays for itself. In some countries you can make unlimited calls to landlines with Skype – any time, day or night. No long-term contract.
Skype is now built in on some portable WiFi phones so you can use Skype away from your computer – at home, at the office, in a coffee shop, or anywhere else. If you don't want to have to have your PC on to make and receive Skype calls, then you should consider either a Wifi Skype phone, which will connect directly to your wifi router, and can also be used outside of your house at any wifi hotspot which doesn't use browser-based authentication, or a cordless dual mode Skype phone.
These cordless phones are like regular cordless phones, and because you can plug them into your landline and straight into your router, they can really replace your normal home phone so you can make all your calls from one phone.
3 Skypephone: Use Skype while you’re walking to work, sitting in the park or standing in line for tickets. Free yourself from your computer with 3 Skypephone.
Videophones: With built-in webcam, microphone and screen it’s perfect for making free Skype-to-Skype video calls.
With a videophone you can make free Skype-to-Skype video calls without your computer. This all-in-one device with built-in webcam, speaker and screen for simple, easy voice and video calls. You can even use it to call landlines and mobiles when you have purchased Skype Credit or a subscription.
If you want to make High Quality Video calls, you'll need the latest version of Skype for windows, an optimised High Quality Video webcam with the latest webcam software, plus a dual core processor PC and a fast broadband connection. Buy Skype-certified phones and other accessories here
Using Skype to cut business costs
Skype also has video conferencing and mobile solutions for businesses. You can even use Skype on your iPhone. Check out the Skype for Business section on the Skype website for more information on what may work best for your company.
Note!!! You cannot make emergency calls with Skype.