To get started with Skype you need to have your computer connected to the Internet. If the connection is established, go to the official website of application developer, download the program and follow the instructions for installation on your computer. As a result, you will have your account on Skype with the username and password with which you will log into the program. You can arrange for text or audio communication through the network only to those subscribers who also have access to the program "Skype" and are in active mode (online) at the time of communication. Exchange text with instantcommunication, the mi does not require any special technical devices (except the computer screen and keyboard). For calls and conversations with other subscribers of Skype on your network will need a special headset (headphones with microphone) if your desktop computer or laptop not equipped with built-in audio devices. For making video calls (when subscribers Skype not only hear but see each other on their computer screens) needed a web Cam. In some models it is already present, but if not, it will have to be purchased and installed separately. The above methods of communication are performed by the users free of charge. However, Skype provides the ability for any user to make chargeable calls to landlines and mobile phones around the world. To activate this function, you need to Deposit money to your personal account in the system of "Skype" by paying with credit card, using one of the payment systems (Yandex.Money, PayPal, WebMoney or other method offered on the official website of the program. The cost of calls is determined by the tariff plan "Skype". Modern mobile phones (smartphones) allow you to install the program "Skype" in the mobile version. This allows the owner of the phone connected to the Internet, to use Skype without a personal computer.