- It helps to be prepared prior to installing the Skype application. You will need to be prepared to list a Skype Name
as it will appear in other user's Contact Lists
. I just use my name with middle initial, all lower case with no spaces, but you can use anything that you like. You will also need to list a User ID
and a Password
. I strongly suggest using something that you use for other non-critical online applications that you can remember. It is also a good idea to keep a record
of these items as you can set Skype up where it will log you on automatically when you turn the computer on, negating the need to use these items frequently, making them even harder to remember. Just go to www.skype.com
and get started. Just remembered, you can put as little as $10 of credit on account with Skype to use a feature called Skype Out
which permits you to call telephones from your computer for as little as 2 cents a minute depending on the country, a great feature. Computer to computer is free. Best of luck!