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Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World’s Leading Internet Communications Platform by Jim Courtney

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Chapter    7

Calling and Messaging Landlines and Mobile Phones

While voice and video calls to other Skype users are free, Skype users also want to make voice calls with their family, friends, and business colleagues who do not have Skype access but do have conventional landline or mobile phone voice services. Many business operations also use Skype on their PC as their sole desktop phone, yet need an inbound number for receiving calls from suppliers, contractors, and customers. Skype offers not only services for outbound and inbound calling but also uses the same infrastructure to provide other low-cost calling features.

Connecting with the Legacy Phone Network

Skype has made available several ways to place and receive calls to/from landlines ...

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