hi paul,i use yahoo messenger to talk and cam to friends in the phillipines and canada with no probs,ensuer tho that you set your mic and cam up properly,you'll find the setups on main box.hope this helps...roywidd
questions have been asked about it but i thought i'll take a chance. it seems ok, very clear sound and easy to use. there doesn't appear to be any spyware included although pest patrol has found something but i downloaded other porgrams and think it came with those and not skype.
if you remember not to send any delicate or personal info over it as with MSN then it may be ok. but, it's your choice if you use it. i do and it seems ok.