Net2Phone vs Skype
Last updated: June 05, 2019
Net2phone is a software/services company whose principal line of business is SIP-based and PacketCable-based VoIP.
Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype alternative for enterprise is called Skype for Business. Secure Skype alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
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2010 - Skype develops web-version to challenge Net2Phone
We all have become used to the fact that Skype - is a program that is installed on computer. But perhaps, soon this fact will become a part of history. Different sources report that in the first quarter of the next year, Skype will release the web version. This is logical because Skype must respond somehow to the success of Google Voice, which works in the browser. True, like Google Voice, the web-version of Skype will use a proprietary browser plug-in, which still needs to be installed on your computer. Skype also needs the web-version for better integration in social networks. As we already reported, Skype plans to implement the second phase of Facebook integration and put "Call me" button on every Facebook user profile. Of course, it will be more convenient for users if they can make video calls via Facebook without launching another application.
In order to create the web version and strengthen its cloud infrastructure, Skype is now hiring 350 new employees. Some of them will be also engaged in upgrading mobile versions of the messenger (their main task - is to add mobile video chat). Interestingly, in the same time, Skype, may stop the further development of Linux-version. Of course, if the Web version of Skype will become a primary client, than it's no need for the Linux-version.
Another (not very good news) from the Skype camp - is that the group video chat will become paid in early 2011. For now Skype provides free videoconferencing for up to 10 participants.