7 Skype Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know

Skype is nothing new to most of us. We all love how simple and straightforward Skype is. It probably only takes you less than 30 minutes from downloading to dialing your first call through Skype. You think you already know all about Skype? Well, there might still be some features that will surprise you! Check out the 7 Skype tips and tricks in this post to see what they are!   #1 How to Make Calls from Skype Contact List Do you know you can start a Skype call by double-clicking on a contact? Here’s how: Click Tools >> Options >> General Settings Check the box: When I double-click on a contact start a call Pretty easy, huh?   #2 How to Hide or Show the Skype Moving Pencil You must have noticed that when you are chatting with someone on Skype message, there’s a pencil image moving showing you that someone is editing his/her message. Not a big fan of this feature? No problem. Here’s how you can hide it and have more privacy: Click Tools >> Options >> IM & SMS >> IM Settings >> Show Advanced Options Uncheck the box: Show when I am typing   #3 How to Clear Skype Chat History Erase your chat history in Skype…


Skype Ready Phones – Best Phones for Skype

Whether you are a current Skype user or you are just about to step into the Skype world, you may have already experienced or heard a lot of complaints about not being about to get Skype to function smoothly during the calls. In the blog: Improve Skype for Business Audio/Video Quality, we discussed the top factors that affect your Skype call quality. Choosing an ideal Skype-optimized phone is the first step to building a satisfactory Skype call experience. Here we highlight the best Skype ready phones at VoIP Supply that will take your communication to the next level!   What are the Best Skype Ready Phones? The Grandstream GXV 3240 is one of the most popular Skype phones that is designed for all size companies and Android smartphone users. It is a 6-line multimedia Gigabit VoIP video phone that comes with a 3-way video conferencing, a tiltable CMOS camera and HD audio/ voice. Combined the functionality of a multimedia platform with a 6-line video phone for an all-in-one voice, video, data, and mobility solution, the Grandstream GXV 3240 is the most powerful solution for users connecting from different channels. Popular Features: 6 lines with up to 6 SIP accounts including FREE IPVideoTalk account with video mail Phonebook with up to…


Why Choose Skype for Business over Skype?

When it comes to Skype for Business, a common question we often hear is – we already have Skype account. Why do we need Skype for Business? As you may know, Skype for Business is the business version of regular Skype that offers more office applications for business usage. In this blog, we will focus on three key benefits to explain why you should choose Skype for Business over regular Skype: Cloud PBX, Expanded Capability, Stricter Security Control.   Cloud  PBX for Easy Management Skype for Business is designed for easy management. You can easily record and store your audio/ video conversation history in a Cloud system that allows you to access and manage from anywhere. Instant messages can also be stored in a separate email folder for future usage.   Expanded Capability If you need to conduct a large meeting/ webinar with more than 25 attendees, Skype might be too limited to meet your need. With Skype for Business, you are able to accommodate up to 250 people at the same time. Some new features now available in Skype for Business are: Skype Meeting Broadcast, which users can use to broadcast meetings for up to 10,000 people in a large webinar. PSTN Conference (or Dial-in conference) that lets your…


Bridging Skype to Business Telephony with Asterisk PBX

With outsourcing being in trend these days, talking to clients sitting in a foreign county regularly has become important. However, making calls overseas frequently is not something which is practically possible from the monetary point of view, right? As a result, Skype has come out with solutions to make our life easier and peaceful. Skype allows for low-cost calling to landlines and mobile phones and free calling to more than 400 million registered Skype users around the world using Skype for Asterisk. Skype for Asterisk provides Asterisk PBX solutions to make, receive, and transfer Skype calls.Skype for Asterisk is attuned with Asterisk 1.4, Asterisk 1.6, AsteriskNOW, and Asterisk Business Edition and supports both G.711 and G.729a calling. Skype and hosted Asterisk provide a low cost telephony options. Skype for Asterisk combines with the Skype community and provides the following benefits to its customers:Benefits of using Skype for Asterisk* Using Skype for Asterisk, you can make Skype-to-Skype calls.* It allows you to receive calls with online numbers (SkypeIn).* Using Skype for Asterisk PBX, you can make world-wide PSTN calls to landline and mobile phones. * It allows doing and receiving several parallel Skype calls from the same Skype account.* Skype for Asterisk PBX has DTMF support for incoming and outgoing calls.*…


Skype vs SIP

SIP – the open standard, and Skype – closed. But Skype adapts for real conditions better, SIP it is focused on conditions relatives to ideal. Report SIP, Session Interaction Protocol (RFC 3621) is open by a cavity for developers. It(he) is well enough thought over, and at the present moment is the most popular as it is simple enough for hardware realization and, besides the organization of voice sessions of communication(connection), gives a number(line) of additional opportunities. Into problems(tasks) of report SIP enters only to establish and coordinate communication(connection), and it is not necessary that this communication(connection) was voice is there can be any stream of the data in real time – video, the multimedia data, interactive service. Commands(teams) of the report remind HTTP, down to separate details. Key feature SIP is client – server opiented. Here it is meant, that at any network of a SIP-telephony there is a server (GateKeeper). Report SIP is well focused for work in local networks and on good Internet – channels. But what will take place when the Internet – провайдер on what or the reasons does not wish, that users could carry out bells through SIP? For achievement of the purpose to it “will cut” enough UDP packages with value of port…