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    Both Skype and the telephone are a system of communication. If "on/over" could mean "using a particular type of machine or equipment" or "by means of", for example, on/over the phone, could you please tell me why it is incorrect to say "I made a call to him on/over Skype"? Thank you gratefully.

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    I'd say

    "I made a call to him on/by/via Skype".

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    Default Re: on/over Skype

    It's also used as a verb- I skyped her.

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