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Skype?
« on: February 19, 2007, 08:40:10 PM »
Anybody use it?  I downloaded it the other day, not sure why as I don't know anybody who uses it except my wife and we aren't doing a lot of chatting.  I don't have a need for the long distance calling aspect of it, I just wanted the free instant messenger stuff.  If anyone out there in the wood-hood has it, I'm under skype name boxrnr. 
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 08:01:26 AM »
Why not just use Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger or Jabber?
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 08:46:20 AM »
Oh, OK. I give up, I'm downloading it now, but only so I can chat with you Rob!

I downloaded Skype way back when, when it first came out, and it was DanG unreliable. However, a friend of mine in the UK has it now and says it's fantastic. He's been trying to talk me into downloading it for a while, but I've been resisting, but the chance to chat to you guys is just too much to resist!

OK, I'm "larysa2303"  WOOHOO.

BUT, I won't be able to take any calls until next week when I get my headset.

I'll post here when I'm ready to go!

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 09:26:42 AM »
I use skype all the time. There is a whole group of us who do timber frame design with Dietrich's software and we use it to contact the rep for help. Or just talk to each other.
It's great....
If you have a head set or just a mic and speakers with your computer you can talk and listen.
If you have a camera you can talk, listen and see the other person.....
A regular video phone.....
And the best part is it's free.......

The company rep skyped me once from his brother's house in Germany it was just like he was sitting right next to me, that is no time delay.

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 09:58:21 AM »
I suspect my dialup connection would leave me behind a few seconds. ;D :D
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 10:33:50 AM »
Hey I"m "curlykoa" on Skype and have it on all the time. I talk to my son in Bejing, China almost every day.



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Re: Skype?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 11:29:44 AM »
I do have msn messenger but have to keep it dedictated for work.  I tried to find you, Asy, but couldn't.  You may have to find me under boxrnr.
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 12:37:25 PM »
You can also buy credits on the Skype homepage and use a feature called "Skype out" to make a call to a regular landline telephone. Reeeeediculous cheap.  ::)

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 02:01:10 PM »
I just got a scam advert from the telephone company today. $49.95/month for long distance in the Maritimes and dialup. Well I only pay $24.99/mo and I get dial around beyond the Maritimes for only $0.05/minute. I wouldn't pay $5 a month in long distance the way I am set up now. ;)
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 04:31:30 PM »
I've been using skype for about 2 years and it has been great. Most days I am talking to someone at the main office in Toronto with it. i was going to Germany for a week last year and bought 10 euro's of credit. I used it to call the land line at home ever evening and I still have 7 euro's left. For me it works much better than Messenger. I have used it over dial-up but it can be fussy on a slow connection.

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007, 06:04:29 PM »
Thought I'd pass this on.
We now have a little cheaper dial around of 4 cents/minute after the first hour. Time spent up to an hour is billed at 99 cents for 1-60 minutes. 4 cents/min after that. Only available in Ontario, Quebec, and Maritimes.

more info at http://www.1010710.com

Yak is still good for some of our US and western members. ;)
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007, 06:05:43 PM »
Before I got high speed fiber optic cable the skype didn't work very well, a little time delay in sending my voice....
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007, 07:37:47 PM »
Just thought I'd pass this on. I just signed up for Skype long distance. All calls anywhere in Canada and the US for $30 per YEAR.

And you can get a regular phone so you don't have to use the computer.

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 07:49:28 PM »
 I am wundering if that would work from Canada to the US ....    :P ??? Can ya check somehow ...... ???
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Re: Skype?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 08:36:14 PM »
You miss me and want to talk Marcel?? :D

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Re: Skype?
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2007, 04:49:07 AM »
Wow!

I'd make more than $30 in calls to the USA in a year!!!  I wonder if I can use it!?

Although I'm getting a voip box shortly.

At least that's the plan.

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