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#1 jimnor46

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

Anyone know anything about the Skype technology? I see that it uses P2P tech., which I'm a little leery of but it sounds like it might be something worth looking into.

Anyone ever used it or have any info about it?


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:06 AM

I use Skype, I talk to my brother in Kansas, he uses it to talk to his daughters in Calif. and Texas. I've had it for years with no problems. The biggest problem is getting other people to use it, I hear over in Europe it's used a lot more than here.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

Yeah, I figured the hard part would be getting other people to use it. It sounds pretty good to me. Was the set-up difficult? I'm gonna look at it a little closer, might even try it out.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hello.

I also use Skype to talk to family members and other relatives across the world. The setup is not difficult at all. Just like any simple program all you need to do is download it, run it and then you're done. The interface is pretty much very self explanatory. In a way it's similar to MSN or Windows Live Messenger.

Here's a tutorial on Skype if needed: http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=41492

In order to use it (in terms of calling someone) however, you will need the same "contact/person" to be online at the same time. Once you install it you will pretty much understand how it works.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:01 PM

I have had Skype since it became available stateside.
For $3 a month I can make calls to any phone number anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
For $2 more you get a phone number so others can call you.

The only problem, if you can call it that, was last Xmas when there was noise and one dropped call. Busy, busy.

Be sure to set a strong password and user name.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

Hey, Extremeboy and buddy215, thanks for the replies. This definitely sounds like something that I will look into.

One question, is there a directory or "phone book" of Skype users? Just curious..

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:34 PM

There is a business directory that I think businesses have opt into.
If their is any kind of personal phone directory, I am unaware of it.

If you think about it, it is not a good idea to ever post your personal phone
number in any site or listing on the internet. Too many kooks and spammers.

Did you know that you don't need a computer to use Skype at home? As long as you have
a high speed access you can purchase equipment to hook directly into your wall outlet, router or modem.

Their are numerous options in Skype.

This is beginning to sound too much like a promo.....

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:39 AM

I wasn't aware that a computer wasn't needed for Skype. That's good to know.

I'll check into it.

Thanks again Buddy215, I appreciate the info.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

Hi jimnor.

Did you have a crack at Skype?

There are seldom less than 5 million users online, and right at this moment there are 14,794,666 users online from every corner of the world so I don't think there is any doubt about its popularity and usefullness. I limit my contacts so as not to get snowed under but am helping a lady in China improve her English, and talking to friends and family here in town and anywhere else. Best of all, it doesn't cost a cent.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

Hey rowal5555, haven't had a chance to get it yet. Can't find anyone in my family/circle of friends that is interested in trying it. Bunch of losers.
Oh well, may just get it set up on my on and see if I can find someone else that is interested or else buy another computer and just talk to myself. Sometimes talking with myself is some of the best conversations that I have.

Have a good day.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:19 AM

LOL.

It only takes a few minutes to set up, and the search engine is pretty good.
If it comes to the worst you can always say HI to me :flowers:
I am visuallising you sitting there with two headsets on having a real good argument :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:10 AM

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