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6.9. Managing Your Account

Vonage and other phone-centric providers include quite a bit of account control on private web pages for each customer. Skype puts very little, because the service details are configured almost completely with the client application. Less web page management by users also fits into Skype's decentralized approach to the business.

6.9.1. The Skype Web Site

Important reasons to go to the web site for your Skype account include buying services. Unfortunately for Skype, only one service and a few products are available for sale right now: SkypeOut and phone headsets and handsets. Figure 6-23 shows the overview screen for an account.


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