To clarify, OP, what is it that you don't like about Skype?
1) Can't use it?
2) Don't like the webcam aspect?
3) Don't like talking on the phone in general?
4) Takes longer than email?
For 1, I'd suggest you have somebody IRL teach you how to Skype. And don't say you couldn't learn! I'm a firm believer that anybody can learn anything, if they want to and they aren't afraid. Some people might need extra help, and some might take more time, but that's it.
For 2, you can use Skype just for voice calls, no webcam.
For 3, as PPs have suggested, use the instant messenger service.
For 4, I do a lot of Skyping, and I find it works really well if you treat it as 'somebody else in the room'. So get up, potter about, and just keep chatting. I usually say things like "I have to just clear this table, but keep talking, I'm listening!". Of course, I only do this with people I know really well!