Is skype better than YM?

@maroseqf (3657)
Philippines
December 21, 2008 2:46am CST
My husband and I used to call his parents who live in Italy. We use YM by calling them. We also use webcam to make our conversation better. But sometimes, the connection and image is not that good in YM. Is it better with Skype? My niece said that they use Skype and she feels that it is really better.
7 responses
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
I used both... but i prefer to use skype because nowadays... yahoo kinda sucks... since we always get logged off... and the camera always freezes... i don't encounter those problems with skype... aside for that... the camera resolution of skype is a lot better... and bigger than that of yahoo...
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Do you know what skype beta is? I think that one is not free.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Skype Beta is an additional service wherein you could charge your callers per minute. It is free to join that service but they have a percentage when you charge calls. You need a Paypal account for that and link it with your Skype account.
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@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Wow! that's great but I prefer the free version.
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@tintusam (1168)
• India
20 Jan 09
Yes I've test both Yahoo and Skype ... for online tutoring and definitely Skype is a lot more reliable than Yahoo. The trick with Skype is your bandwidth, where you live and the number of online callers. In general use a DSL internet line, and if you live in a first world country and you're calling to another first world country you'll experience very little to no latency. Try to call when the number callers are around 4 million, you'll get better voice and video quality.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Why would it be better when many callers are using it?
• India
20 Jan 09
hi........according to me skype is better than ym because skype has voice clearity while ym does not have..........moreover skype has fast response than ym
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
yes, I know now that skype is better than ym in voice and video calling.
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I prefer to use Skype than YM. I used to have problems with YM because it is said to be infected by virus. The voice calls in YM are choppy while in Skype, it is clearer. But in terms of video, it is clearer in YM.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Well, in my experience, both voice and images are clearer with skype.
@iamcdy (1119)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
I have been using YM in communicating with my sisters and friends who are far from me. IT has been so useful to me as well as my family but when I found our about Skype and asked my sister to use the same. So we tried it for the first time last year and from then on, Skype was our instant messenger. The video call is much better and clearer - both the video and voice. I suggest that you try it. It is really good!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Oh really? Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I believe that skype is better for video calling.
@wanted123 (121)
• India
26 Dec 08
I THINK SKYPE IS BEST FOR CALLING PURPOSE BUT FOR CHATTING NOTHING CAN BEAT YAHOO MESSENGER BECAUSE IT WILL HELP U A LOT OF THINGS WHEN CHATTING AND EVEN U HAVE MORE FEATURE THAN SKYPE IN YAHO IT ALSO REPUTED SO THEY WILL INCREASE THE FEATURE DAY BY DAY AND I DONT THING THERE ARE MUCH USER USING SKYPE BECAUSE IT IS NOT WELL KNOWN AND EVEN IT NOT THAT FAMOUS SO I PREFER YAHOO MESSENGER THAN SHYPE hONESTLY HAVENT TRIED SKYPE BUT I HAVE READ REVIEW THEY SAY IT AVERAGE
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
I need one for voice calls. Thanks for sharing your experience.
@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Hi There! I use both but I like skype when it comes to video conferencing and voice chat, it is clearer… In yahoo, even if our DSL line is fast… their cam keeps on stopping… or freezing… at times… lolz. Happy Mylotting and Merry Christmas! Cheers!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Oh really? I think we really should use skype now.