Skype for Long Distance
More than 400 million people are now using Skype to speak to other people over the Internet.
For example, a person in Mexico can speak to a person in South Africa for free if both of them have downloaded the Skype program.
Of course, a person also needs a computer and a microphone for Skype to work.
Recently, Skype has introduced a new plan for people to call from a computer to a normal telephone for a small fee.
That is to say, if someone you know does not use Skype, you can still call him or her from Skype if he or she
uses a landline or mobile phone.
to download: to transfer a file from one computer to another.
landline: a traditional telephone, i.e., not a mobile.