I have been looking into the Skype thing and I think it can work. I think first thing is that you will need to make sure you have the newest version of SKYPE. They have it for Mac as well. Then on the main page you click on Skype in the upper left hand corner. When the drop down appears click on account. A page with a paddle lock will appear for a moment then a page will appear. You will see a button for group calls. You will get a 7 day free trial which will carry us through the weekend. We can have up to 9 people on at a time according to the info. There are videos about this on youtube if you have any problems. Hey this might just work.