A couple weeks ago my mother brought up the topic about Skype. My step-dad would like to buy her a kit for their computer and have us get a kit also. They live about 800 miles from me and I will be having a baby in May. My step-dad thought it would be nice to have so my mother can see the baby on cam full screen. I don't know much about the program other than it has a full screen option which we would want. I use to have a webcam when I was younger and used it through Yahoo messenger. It was just a small image that it showed. I haven't used a webcam or messenger in 8 years. I don't know how they have changed by now. For both of us using Vista and going through the computer would there be any hidden costs if we both get Skype? Is there a cost to set up an account with them or do you just buy the program? Do you have to buy a kit to get it? The cheaper kits they are looking at is $60 and they were going to send us money for a kit also. I don't want them wasting money and then find out there is a bunch of other costs. If there are any other webcams or messengers that you can have a full screen live chat through let me know. I'd hate for them to spend that much and then find out they could of just bought a $15 webcam and a mic to use through a free messenger system of if you can use any cam/mic with the purchase of the Skype program. I'd appreciate any information about the program before they spend their money.