So I fired up my old skype account a couple of months back. I was trying to get it to work on my phone, but it won't without an upgrade and well.... AT&T / Samsung can't get their stuff together to push an update.
Fast forward to this week. I was talking to a co-worker about having long conference calls on a regular basis. I made a comment about upping my minutes on my account and carrying a charger to keep it charged. His comment was to just get a decent headset and use skype with the $3.00 a month dial out.
So I went out yesterday and got a head set. Logitec H530 USB headset. Man what a headache. At least on my Linux box. I've gone back and forth with ALSA and PulseAudio trying to get things to work right. I'm back to ALSA. While I can't listen to things through the headphones off calls. I got skype to work with Alsa and the headset where people said it sounded good on the phone.
I was using PulseAudio while listening in on the maintenance call last night, and when I was trying to ask questions, no one could hear me.
Don't know how it works with other OS, but at least with my Debian box, it's not perfect.
However, it's mostly going to be used with a windows box, so that might be another story.