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Building Bots with Node.js by Madan Bhintade, Eduardo Freitas

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Chapter 2. Getting Skype to Work for You

Skype ( http://www.skype.com ) is an awesome piece of software and a reliable platform that is used by millions of people worldwide in order to make calls, organize meetings, and chat with each other. It is used for both personal communication as well as for business.

One of the great things about Skype is that it allows you make free peer-to-peer VoIP calls with any other user that also has a Skype account. It also allows you to call phone numbers at very cheap rates and even for free to some locations.

Besides that, Skype can also allow you to receive incoming calls on a real phone number or divert them to become text messages. It also allows message forwarding, conferencing, group chatting, file transferring, ...

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