And mister Anonymous posted a comment defending SkypeOut here.
So, what are the reasons ...
- Calls abroad are usually much more cheaper then the price your PSTN company charges you for
- You don’t have to pay a monthly fee like you need to do for your PSTN phone company (although Skype is moving towards this system with SkypePro now!)
- If you use a headset, you have your hands free to call and type on your computer keyboard
- You can record your call with Pamela (I think the best tool on the market) or SAM and some others!
- You have other interesting features, like importing your Outlook contact’s telephone numbers in Skype, and the Firefox or Explorer plugins that let you call with one click to PSTN numbers
- Part of the calling route is encrypted, so more difficult to tap!
- You can call from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection for a fair price
- You can send an SMS-message in an easy way