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November 21, 2003

Tech Test: Skype makes Internet calling a dream, usually

Associated Press Writer

TALLINN, Estonia -- It's the moneysaving potential that's likely to draw your attention to Skype, the Internet phone software whose creators are bent on displacing the POTS, or plain old telephone system.

Certainly, there is no disputing the cost savings. The software is free, created by the same anti-establishment programmers who wrote the music file-sharing application Kazaa. Free versus whatever you're now paying for more traditional phone service is, on the surface, an unbeatable deal.

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