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Author Topic: Does anyone use Skype?  (Read 3762 times)

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Offline Cliff

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Does anyone use Skype?
« on: June 11, 2006, 06:56:09 AM »
You can make calls for free to anyone in the world and even leave/send voicemail messages and have conference calls.

http://www.skype.com/

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 06:58:05 AM »
I do Cliff.

You can also do video calls on it.

Works pretty well, but best with high speed internet connections.

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Offline Cliff

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2006, 07:00:06 AM »
Thanks!  Question:

When you talk on the phone, is there a lag or echo or is the quality almost as similar as making calls from a land-line phone?


Offline Markmt

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2006, 07:09:44 AM »
I use skype Cliff. Generally speaking its better then say yahoo or msn for voice chat. There can be a little delay (depending on the network),but most of the time it really works well. I never experienced echo.. 
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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2006, 07:12:55 AM »
Cliff,

the calls are only free to other people who also have skype..otherwise you have to pay, although it is a bit cheaper than regular landline rates.

I found that the sound quality varied; some days it was really clear, just like a landline. Other days, for whatever reason, the line was terrible, lots of interference etc. But for a free call, i guess it might be worth sacrificing brilliant sound quality!

Kate

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2006, 07:21:00 AM »
Yes, I do get an echo from time to time. And a lag ...yes, from time to time

But with high speed it happens rarely.

Herman
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Offline Lisa

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006, 10:55:18 AM »
I don't have Sype, but I got to talk live to Herman a couple of mo. ago via my msn. I detected no echo, or feedback problems. It was really great to talk to Hermie.
If you have a mic. we could talk too.
I'm hoping to find an inexpensive cam, so I can use it when I talk to my other friend. :)
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2006, 12:20:11 PM »
I don't have Sype, but I got to talk live to Herman a couple of mo. ago via my msn. I detected no echo, or feedback problems. It was really great to talk to Hermie.
If you have a mic. we could talk too.
I'm hoping to find an inexpensive cam, so I can use it when I talk to my other friend. :)
Hi Lisa, I do have a mic (it's probably not a good one since it's embedded in my laptop).  We should choose an Aidsmeds (unofficial) endorsed talk feature and use it to conference call each other (and gossip).  I like gossip.

Offline Robert

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2006, 02:00:03 PM »
Is is good with dial-up? 
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Offline DanielMark

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2006, 04:14:12 PM »
I have only used Skype with a friend and fellow Skype user in the UK. We both have good mics and speakers, but the sound wasn't pefect for sure. But hey, it's cheaper than a traditional phone call.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2006, 07:14:31 PM »
Hi Cliff

I use Skype all the time...it depends on where I'm calling whether or not I get echo or delay.

Canada..no echo..clear as a bell...when I spoke to Jaser same thing, no problems..with Markmt only a slight delay...UK has a slight delay sometimes but not all the time, but you can still have a great conversation...I use headphones and have video.

Over all it's a great way to talk to our friends..and the best part is, it's free.

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Offline Markmt

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 07:22:42 AM »
Jan, that reminds me to keep my goatee trimmed, just in case I catch you online :). I think we are due for another chat pretty soon. hugs and  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 12:47:29 PM »
I'm a Skype user now too. I'd love to talk to any of our fellow users.
My Skype, is LisaNowak
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2006, 01:52:59 PM »
Is is good with dial-up? 

Robert, nothing's good with dial-up!  Remember the commercials where this lady mentions using dial-up and everybody around her starts snickering?  Seriously, I used/ tried something similar a few years ago with dial-up.  Honestly, it sucked big time.  There was lots of echos, broken words, etc.  It sounded like a really bad cell phone call.  Maybe Skype is better, but I don't see that it could be much better with the limited bandwith of dial-up. 

David
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Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Does anyone use Skype?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2006, 03:01:01 PM »
i can say I don't really care for skype.   It works ok, but I prefer yahoo.  The benefit of skype really is that it is it's own platform and often more popular than individual messaging services like yahoo.

 


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