Skype is a piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, over the Internet. Even though the calls are free, they are very good quality.
If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using web-cams, you can also make free video calls. Although, because New Zealand's data upload speeds are very slow, by international standards, the quality of web-cam pictures leaves a little to be desired at the moment.
You can call standard landline numbers and mobile phones a really reasonable rates too.
Skype automatically encrypts calls, chats and file transfers before sending it through the Internet so no-one can intercept calls, texts or file transfers.
If you wish to have Skype, we install the Skype programme onto the guest computers and provide Skype phones that are connected to your computer through a USB port. Your guests then simply put in their money / purchase their PIN card, and log-on to Skype. If they are calling a Skype number there is no charge to them (other than what they have paid to use the Internet). If they are calling a non-Skype number, they will need to set up an account. The instructions for this are clearly set out on the Skype website and it takes no more than 5 minutes.