Skype 4.0 offers full-screen video callsVoip service update gives higher call quality

05 February 2009

Skype has launched the latest version of its Voip software offering voice and video calls over the web.

Skype logo

The company says that Skype 4.0 for Windows offers full-screen video calling, crystal clear call quality and is easier to use than ever before. This is in addition to the existing features of free voice and video calls to other Skype users, instant messaging, SMS, and low-cost calls to landlines and mobile devices around the world.

It’s claimed that 30 frames-per-second (fps) high-quality video is possible using Skype 4.0 on a fast internet connection (400 kb/s or higher), a dual-core processor PC and a Skype Certified High Quality Video webcam.

Skype 4.0 video screenshot

‘Video calling has emerged as a very popular way for people to communicate online,’ said Mike Bartlett, director of product strategy for Skype. 

‘Whether it's saying hello to your daughter at college or reading a book to your child while you're away on business - video calling lets you have the conversations that make a difference and it really feels almost as good as being there.’

Which? has reviews of 41 Voip services including Skype, Vonage and Barablu

Skype 4.0 is available to download free from

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