if you haven't used Skype or given it a miss for a while why not try it again.
video has been vastly improved and is much larger now ( 640 x 480
pixels ) from the older versions and the feature I like is that you can
get 9 people in a conference call.
Remember with a broadband connection you will also get excellent sound quality and calling from computer to computer is free.
My big tip though is to use a usb headphone microphone for improved quality.
My favorite is the Plantronics , and by using the USB mic you will notice a difference in quality.
For video try any of the Logitech video cameras.
Remember though a broadband connection works best and the quicker your connection and the person you are calling the better.