Skype Review - why 4.5 stars?

Skype Review
ITQlick Score: 83/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: VoIP -> Skype
Ranking:Ranked 26 out of 164 VoIP systems
Company: Microsoft
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Skype pricing, Skype alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 24, 2022

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What is Skype and its features?

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.


What is Skype rating?

The rating of Skype is 4.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 83 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Skype?

The typical customers include the following business size: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Skype makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Skype cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Skype on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Skype the best VoIP system?

Skype is ranked 26 out of 164 software in their category (VoIP systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Skype: RingCentral Phone, jive communications, Nextiva Business VoIP, ShoreTel, 3CX Phone System, Business Voice, eVoice, Five9 Cloud Contact Center, VoIP Phone Systems, ShoreTel Sky. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Skype?

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Skype

What should you ask Microsoft during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Skype and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Skype in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

List of categories

Video Conferencing
VoIP

List of features

3-Way Calling
Call Forwarding
Call Transfer
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Caller ID with Name
Repeat Dialing
Speed-Dial

Skype Vs. Alternatives

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Skype
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
10
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Nextiva ...
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$11.95 per user/month
Functionality
27
RingCent...
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$19.99 per user/month
Functionality
34
jive com...
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$19.95 per user/month
Functionality
7
ShoreTel
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.4/10
License pricing
$19.99 per user/month
Functionality
6

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.