Perfect Skype setup: Step one – get personal Skype account (FREE)
Go to www.skype.com and click “Join Skype” (or “Create an Account”). This is simple and straight forward process. Use your real name when asked – it is so annoying to see names like “anKJqm183” in the contact list. Specify your location as well. You will see why in the step three. Be careful choosing your Skype Name – your id in Skype – this is what you will give to others to connect. There is no way to change it! You will use this id for life. Skype also asks for your email – it is used to send you account related information (like Skype purchases). I have not seen any 3rd party messages coming to my email, so you should not be concerned about new spam heading your way. Profile information is optional, but is recommended – Skype will remind your friends that today is your birthday etc.
All set. People can find and contact you in Skype. All you need is a Skype client.