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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 04:29 PM
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Do any of you use Skype? I'm thinking of downloading it,
but would like some feedback first. Does it work well for you? If so, I think I'll try to talk my dad into getting it, so we can chat.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 04:30 PM
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1. I've used it.
It works well IMO. My brother uses it to talk to my niece in Moscow.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 04:31 PM
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2. Cool. Thanks. nt
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:44 PM
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3. My wife uses it and it is great. Her sister is in another state and our niece is in Costa Rica.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:49 PM
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4. i love it
i use it to talk to my friend in germany
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:55 PM
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5. I've never used it but
I know other people who do and they all seem happy with it.

I wonder if I can talk my sister into getting it... she's in another state and we talk all the time.
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book lady Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 11:55 AM
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6. My daughter and I use Skype
She is in Illinois and I am in Michigan. We also have webcams so that we can see each other as well. Often times, my 13 month old grandson is sitting in his high chair right in front of the computer. He recognizes his Nana... Is this too much information :-)
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:08 PM
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7. all the time to talk to China
Not many problems at all since we went from DSL to Cable internet. It was a bit choppy at low DSL speeds, though.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:14 PM
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8. I love it
It's the best way to chat with my husband when he travels overseas.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:39 PM
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9. LOVE IT! Download it, by all means
Also, if you can, buy a good -quality headset, just makes talking easier. I have one by Plantronics.

We talk to Europe a lot, and it's fantastic to know it's free! We also add credit to the account (via credit card or paypal) and call landline numbers -- it's a low cost way to talk. I think for something like $2.95 per month you can make calls all throughout NAmerica ...

Don't hesitate - it's really wonderful. Wasn't great at first, but now they're on version 4, I believe, and the system works really well.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:44 PM
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10. I used it religiously for about 3 months in 2005..
but I haven't used it since. The call quality is acceptable, and all you need is a pair of headphones and a mic (if your comp doesn't have a built in one). There are computer phone accessories available at Walmart and Best Buy, if you are looking in that direction.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:49 PM
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11. I call my girlfriend in New Zealand every week.
Without it, we likely wouldn't be as close as we are :)

Also, back when we were learning about all the TelCos handing over all of our call information to the govmint? Well, Skype does not do that and has stated they never will! :D
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 12:50 PM
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12. I use it
I have a friend in Canada(A DU'er) who I call via skype from my computer to her landline.
I save a lot of money with it.Specially when you talk 2-3 hours at a time like we do.
Three bucks a month beats the hell out of several hundred bucks.
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