2) You can also download the Skype for Business mobile app to place calls from your work phone number via your mobile device.

When you place a Skype-to-Skype audio or video call, the call is carried exclusively over KU’s data network or the Internet.

When you place or answer a call via Skype for Business phone service to/from a traditional telephone number, the call is routed to the public telephone network via the KU data network or the Internet.

Skype is an online chat, voice calling and video calling service that lets users contact other users with a Skype client application.

Skype software is available for both computers (Windows and OS X) and smart phones and tablets, including the i Phone, i Pad and Android devices.

Skype for Business is not designed to be used with shared accounts for the purpose of instant messaging and presence.

We will be investigating solutions for chat-based “service desk” type functionality as a later phase of the Skype for Business project. There are two options to place calls off campus: 1) If you have a laptop computer, you can place calls via Skype for Business anywhere you have an Internet connection using a Skype for Business headset, or other compatible device, or your computer's microphone and speakers .

To set your secondary ringer to ring your computer’s internal/external speakers, see instructions for PC or Mac. Your computer must be awake to hear notifications/ringer for incoming calls.

If you want to hear notifications/rings and answer incoming calls when your computer is asleep or off, you'll need to set up simultaneous ring to ring another phone, such as your cell phone, or set call forwarding to send the call to another phone.

Then, use Skype for Business to chat and make voice and video calls just as you do with KU Skype for Business users.