We have just started with it to help cut down the cost on phone calls to DS - he doesn't have a landline and our mobile networks are rather incompatible it seems!
The sound is fine but the picture is a little jerky
IT is quick and easy to download and totally free for basic video calls. We had to buy a webcam - more modern systems ( like Dss laptop) have it built in.
A word of warning though - be careful what you are wearing! I was talking to the husband of a friend on Skype the other day - she thought he was on the phone and came into the room, in full view of the camera, just in her underwear! We won't let her forget that in a while!
Edit - We don't get any annoying messages - I turn it off when I don't want to use it
This message has been edited by Pollyuk on Mar 2, 2011 11:19 PM