although skype is not very robust in the way of chatting it is great for international travelers. The majority of my "buddies" are through Skype and trying to get them to get another IM account is difficult at best.
If someone does happen to take this on, Thank you in advance!
The only thing I'm aware of that makes life a little easier is something called Skyllian. It's a gateway of sorts between skype and trillian which can be found at www .trillian.cc. You still need to run Skype but it's works out great for me since I used to use multiple IM clients and now it's done to one (plus skype minimized).
that thread only talks about voice over ip phone calls...
I like many here are interested in a SKYPE CHAT CLIENT that
runs on our blackberrys.
they have a "pass thru" method available today but for me
(and many others) its not viable since it requires you to leave
your PC powered ON & it uses text messaging to forward the
chat...its just not a solution for folks that travel or are "in the
field" working alot.