Have any of you all tried this yet? I just heard about it...and am still not certain what it does exactly. Here's the description:<br>What is Skype?<br>Skype is a free program that uses the latest P2P (cutting edge p2p technology) technology to bring affordable and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.<br><br>How does it work?<br>When you use the free Skype software, you can connect to other Skype users so that you can talk and chat. Behind the scenes, cutting edge p2p technology manages the connection for you.<br><br>Why would I use Skype when I already have iChat?<br>Skype is built from the ground up for voice communications across platforms and around the world. You can use Skype to make calls to any regular telephone number all over the world at very low prices. Skype also allows you to easily talk for free to anyone else using Skype whether they are on Mac, Linux, Windows or Pocket PC.<br><br>http://www.skype.com/<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>" I think cause it can dial regular phone numbers."<p><hr></blockquote><p>But...<br><br><BLOCKQUOTE><I><B><A HREF=http://skype.com/products/>[color:ROYALBLUE]<U>Calling regular phone numbers.</U></FONT></A></B><br><br>If there werenít enough ways for you to contact your friends, we have a little thing called SkypeOut. It letís you make calls to old-fashioned phone numbers all around the world. Landlines, mobile phones... it works with almost all of them. SkypeOut is not free but it is pretty cheap, actually. You can read more about SkypeOut if you wish.</I></BLOCKQUOTE><br><br>
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I've started looking into moving my telephone service to broadband (VoIP).<br><br>My friend started using <A HREF=http://www.callvantage.com>[color:ROYALBLUE]<U>AT&T's CallVantage</U></FONT></A>. He's signed up for the $29.99 plan, with unlimited calling to the US and Canada.<br><br>I gave a look at <A HREF=http://www.vonage.com>[color:ROYALBLUE]<U>Vonage</U></FONT></A>. The $24.99 plan looks good.<br><br>In both cases, the International rates are about as cheap as you'll find; 4Ę/minute from the US to Sydney Australia through Vonage, for example.<br><br>The only annoyance that you'd have to get used to is that you have to dial the area code, even if you're only calling next door or across the street.<br><br>Still have much more research to do.<br><br>
I've been looking at it too. <br><br>My parents had Packet 8 VoIP for awhile, and it wasn't bad. $19.99 a month for basically the Vonage deal. The only drawbacks I could see were the area code thing, and if your high-speed connection or the power goes out...no phone. <br><br>
Actually, the area code thing wouldn't be that big a deal... I lived in the DC area for a while, and we had to dial the 10 digit number all the time... Basically, those 3 extra digits don't mean much... especially if you program numbers in like you do on a cell...<br><br>What's the quality like on VoIP?<br><br>breed<br><br>
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I just finished installing Skype on my computer and talked to Waleed via computer to computer. Talk about crystal clear! And free! <br><br>There seemed to be 0 delay. This is staying on my mac <br><br>
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