Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Advantages and Disadvantages of Skype

Skype is becoming an extremely popular way of communication.  Listed below are some advantages and disadvantages of Skype.


  • free communication
  • can call across the world
  • cheap to use (if you are a subscriber)
  • brings societies together
  • has potential to be a great technology


  • need internet access
  • has a negative effect on outside world contact with others (just stay at home and chat with friends)
  • requirements to use it keep people from using it (computer, headphones, webcam)
  • no language translator
As you can see there are more advantages than disadvantages for Skype.  I highly recommend using Skype because it helps keep in contact with family and friends.  It also helps businesses keep in touch with other companies over seas.


  1. Thank you! this was very helpful!

  2. I was too dependent upon Skype, but you get what you pay for. I tried RHUB's service and have been there ever since.

  3. ye thanks it helped me alot thank you soo much


Please add to advantages and disadvantages of technology. Also, please share your experience with the technology.