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#1 TexasAngel67

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 05:52 PM

My brother-in-law is in Madrid. He said he has heard of a device that, when connected to your computer, allows you to speak with another person anywhere in the world, and that it's really clear. He's not big on computers but I know he isn't confusing voice chat with this. We know about voice chat. Is anyone aware of this product? Or is he totally whacko (not impossible, lol) and is just off his rocker?
All he says is that it's a device you connect to the computer - not a microphone or a headset or anything like that. He isn't referring to Yahoo chat, etc...
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Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:06 PM

There is a telephone type device that u can use like a phone. My Dad had it. I do not recall much about it. This is prob. not what u mean though.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:10 PM

Oh it might be. Is it possible to get some more info on it? If you can, that'd be great hon. At this point, I'll take all the info I can. Thanks!

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:40 PM

Did a Google search for "internet voice communications".
Might help.
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Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:58 PM

He is not crazy.

You can do 'video phones' with nearly any webcam. They even sell them in pairs for this reason. If I am not mistaken, they even include 2 copies of the software for both ends to install. I know that they was a huge seller during the holidays for those who are overseas, and I do not see it changing this year.
Did a search for free video conferencing webcams.
Check out these links. All you need is a webcam on both end, and the software to instal. In most cases, they are free, but they also offer premium, paid-services.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:20 PM

VoIP - voice over IP
Is a small device that connects to your phone and to your internet connection.

This link should help you understand it.

http://www.vonage.com/help_voip.php

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:04 PM

Im not sure about these things the word free now get me. I use msn and yahoo for webcam and free voice chat! No long distance beats the phone bill!

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:04 PM

Thanks everyone for all the info. As it turns out, he was surfing the web and came across Actiontec and interpreted it all wrong. He was thinking about the internet phone wizard.
I'm with you Cows! Why buy any equipment other than a microphone/speaker headset? For less than $20 for the headset, or even less for just the microphone, you can talk for free ANYWHERE using Yahoo or MSN, etc... you don't even need a cam for that either.
Well, thanks again all.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:31 PM

Sorry about that TX, I thought you was talking about video chatting.
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:40 PM

Aww, np hon, appreciate it though.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:59 PM

But we learned something!

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 01:13 AM

What did we learn that was not already known??????????
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 08:45 AM

Maybe some people did not already know that there is free video confrencing out there :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 09:31 AM

" Maybe some people did not already know that there is free video confrencing out there"

That right there. Thats MSN,Yahoo and AIM have free long distance calling to friends!

And webcam!

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:19 AM

:thumbsup: Amazing!!!??!!!
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