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Offline ayyon2157

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SKYPE id?
« on: January 20, 2010, 12:38:04 PM »
Hello everyone:

     I recently sent an inquiry to a company in China , and got a prompt and complete response.

     Apparently a salesman or associate there asked for my "SKYPE id" "so we can talk"  His is "renally" (underlined).

     How do I get a "skype id", what does it cost, how do you use it, and what is it good for?

     He seems to have a www address; maybe it costs him to use it?

     Any thoughts?

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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 12:43:31 PM »
it's free.  skype is a communications method that allows "face to face" via web cam.  i use it with my grandkids, and kids.  i don't think there is any cost internationally.  not for what i have done at least.
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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 01:45:29 PM »
Skype.com

It was pretty easy to set up, expecially if you already have a webcam set up.

Free skype-to-skype webchat.  You can also just to voice chat and text chat.  You can conference multiple skypers but only voice.
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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 03:02:29 PM »
Has anyone used Skype phone service (the subscription service)?  Are You pleased with it?
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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 04:32:09 PM »
i use vonage and have been happy with it.  all my international calls are free.  the sound quality is good.  you do need good high speed internet to use it and i have found that doing downloads and talking at the same time interferes with calls a bit.  that's a small thing considering how much money it saves me.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 08:55:33 PM »
             Two years ago stuck in the US with the wrong mobile phone but had the laptop and switched straight onto Skype. Was able to speak to our home phone for 2.7 cents per minute. Probably saved me heaps and was able to talk to other Skype users for free. I believe it is still much the same so check the link.
            Ownership of Skype has changed in recent times so who knows how long the good thing will last.

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Re: SKYPE id?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 03:44:56 PM »
Thanks everybody!  The topic is now well covered in my mind.

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