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How to Make Phone Calls using Skype

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How do you avoid phone bills? Skype! The answer is simple, regardless of whether you're calling your parents in Australia, or your neighbour from next door, Skype calls don't have to cost you a thing. As long as you and the person you're calling have an account, you're only a click away from calling them.
What you'll need: 
A Computer (or a phone with internet access such as the apple iPhone)
A Skype Account
Internet Access
Set up an account if you haven't already done so. Skype can be downloaded at, and once you're there, simply click the 'Get Skype' option to start.
Create a profile (so friends and family can find you on skype). This could include your name, location, gender, birthday, and a picture of yourself - or as little as just a penname. As long as you tell your friends and family who you are on skype, they can find you.
Now your profile has been created, it's time to add some contacts. You can't call people who aren't your contacts, but there also isn't a limit to the number of contacts you can have - so feel free to add as many as you want! To add a contact, click 'contacts' on the top left, and then 'add new contact'.
All that's left to do now is wait for a contact to come online. Once the skype logo next to their name changes to green, yellow or red, you know they're online. (Just be careful at calling someone with a 'red' status'. They probably don't want to be disturbed).
To call, simply double click on a contact's name and then press 'call' or 'video call'. The choice is yours.
You can also hold group calls or conversations if you want to speak to more than one person. Each member of the group should have skype. To make a group call, click 'contacts', then 'create new group'. Once this is done, you can drag your contacts onto the group (as skype demonstrates) and call them.
If you lose internet access, the call will be dropped, so make sure you have a good signal before calling.
If you call a person who doesn't have a Skype account, you could incur a charge.


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