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Skype

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:58 am
by HPbyStan
Rickard, is this the service you mentioned a while back? I went hunting the your web site here and didn't find it at any rate.
http://www.skype.com/
A buddy in OHIO talked me into down loading it for free and it works well between Ohio & Wisconsin anyway. I'm not sure it's an advantage for me tho. True, I can neither type nor spell worth a darn but I'm getting hard of hearing as well. A guy on the www.flattrack.com forum says he keeps in touch with his former rider from his place in California to Spain and it works well for them. Long distance calling for free on the computer does seem like a good deal. ( HPbyStan )

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:48 am
by b50root
Hi Stan Yes I use Skype and it´s free :grin: :shock:

Rickard

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:22 am
by roadplough
If only my computer had the the power of my B50 and my internet connection was as fast..

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:34 am
by b50root
Is there anyone here using Skype?

Rickard

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:32 pm
by HPbyStan
HPbyStan is and Robert C said he signed up.

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:08 pm
by chobbler
I'm looking into this, it would be like having you all round for tea.

Keep your hands out of the cookie jar though :lol:

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:30 pm
by b50root
HpBYstan was easy to find. :grin:

Rickard

Whos is Robert C?

Rickard

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:42 pm
by HPbyStan
b50root wrote:HpBYstan was easy to find. :grin:

Rickard

Whos is Robert C?

Rickard
Robert Cochrane, from New Zealand

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:10 pm
by kommando
Had a good chat with Stan tonight, clear as a bell.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:11 pm
by HPbyStan
I enjoyed talking with John and as he said, "It was clear as a bell". One thing bothers me in all this though. If it's free for you and free for me,,,, Who IS paying ? I didn't get this old without seeing that SOMEBODY has to pay for everything. Maybe I'm just getting cynical in my old age.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:56 pm
by JB
Hi Stan

It really is free!!(well not quite as you do need a phone line and a ISP).

The reason as I understand it is to do with all the massive expansion of international telecoms during the dotcom boom, so there is now this huge global telecoms infrastruture that was built for mass low cost use.

John

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:15 pm
by b50root
Yes it´s realy free. The are earning money connecting internet calls to ordanary phones and mobilephones.

BTW It´s a Swede who made it!!

Rickard

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:25 pm
by minetymenace
I'm on it now, not used it yet, and you dont need an ISP, all you need is a wireless card/enabled puta and to be parked next to someone's house who has a fast insecure connection. And there are loads of them...(my house for one, and my friend's place where I am now)....


Just had Rickard round for a telephonic beer!!!! Clear as a bell, slight delay, but that was probably down to the beer :grin: