Starting March 15, Windows Live Messenger will be no more. Instead, you’ll find all your Messenger contacts waiting for you on Skype, whether you’re already using it or not. This will take effect everywhere in the world except mainland China, where Messenger will continue to be available. In order to migrate your account to Skype, all you have to do is download the latest version and sign in using your Microsoft account.
Back in January, Microsoft announced that it would be retiring its long-time Messenger service and replacing it with recently-acquired Skype on March 15th. However, users can now expect that the big change won’t even get started until April 8th.
It’s 2013 – stop paying for a land line. If you’ve got broadband Internet you can set up Skype, pay for a subscription and and keep your total home phone bill under $5 a month – long distance to phones throughout North America included (rates vary for other countries). Kannon showed you how to save hundreds on your mobile phone bill in three easy steps, and Skype can save the day with its cheap long-distance plans.
On the surface, Skype looks like an application for text, audio, and video chats, a great way to stay in touch with a friends. Only that it’s more than that. Skype is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) messaging service that offers a range of advanced features.