By 5 June 2009 | Categories: internet general


Skype is the most widely used Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service in the world. It has more than 43 million active users calling other Skype users every day for free. For many South Africans though, Skype is the easiest way to receive orders from friends and families living overseas, to send biltong urgently.

To use Skype you would need a) an Internet connection, b) Skype installed on your PC (available for free from, and c) some knowledge on how to use it. PC Pro Shop should be able to sort you out with b) and c). They offer a free Skype course at their Menlyn branch on Tuesdays between 14h and 15h during June and July 2009. Here you can learn how to install Skype, set up your username and passport, learn what you need on the hardware side including cameras and microphones, how to find your friends and family, and general usage.

Call PC Pro Shop to reserve your place on 012-348-4000.


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