Hi Denise and everyone! Just to clarify--Skype does not require a microphone in order to use it. You need a microphone if you want to voice chat, but you can text chat without one. *smile* Blessings. Lynnsky To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.