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Four alternatives to Skype service
Skype is the most popular chat service. The company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34 percent of all international calls. Some people don't want to use Skype though. Reports of poor customer service, in-call interference, or even a general dislike for anything touched by Microsoft all contribute to some potential users staying away.
What alternatives do these users have available to them? CloudTweaks offers four Skype replacementS:
1. Grasshopper: Grasshopper styles itself as a more business-orientated solution than Skype. The service provides many of the features found in expensive office 'Private Branch Exchange' systems for a fraction of the cost. Features include support for multiple users (each with their own extension), individual greetings, voice-mail, web access and notifications by e-mail or text message, as well as the ability to have local or toll-free numbers for people to call you on.
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