Skype is a Voip Voice over Internet protocol service with many options. I have links to webpages that explain the different Skype options at the bottom of this page.
It is very easy to Download Skype. If you have high speed access it is quick and simple. It only took me about 5 minutes to get Skype downloaded and set up on my computer. It took me longer to figure out what the different programs were and what I wanted to sign up for than it did to get it working.
If you download Skype you can talk through your computer to any of 10 million+ other people anywhere in the world that have downloaded Skype. The international rates if you are calling a land line or Cell phone are pretty good also. You will need to put money on your account if you want to call a land line or cell phone. This is really simple also Check out SkypeOut for more information.
It is really simple to go to the Skype.com website and on the menu at the top of the page there is a download button. Click on this and follow the directions. Skype is owned by eBay so I am comfortable with their integrity.
I am currently using the Skype Unlimited Plan that for $30 a year allows me to make unlimited phone calls to any landline or Mobile phone in the United States and Canada.
I currently use this $10 headphone/microphone to talk through my computer with Skype Unlimited.
Call ordinary phones anywhere in the world from your computer for the price of a local call with SkypeOut from www.skype.com.
Check out Voip 911 Calls.