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Offline JBRam

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Skype
« on: June 18, 2009, 10:53:09 PM »
Hey guys,

If you haven't heard of Skype yet, you're missing out. Skype is an instant messaging software (like AIM, Yahoo, MSN) that also allows free PC-to-PC calling internationally. Skype's sleek design puts it one step ahead of the next best IM-ing service, plus has all of the tools available in Yahoo, MSN, or wherever you IM.

I know a couple of us have Skype already. If we get more Skypers together, we could have a conference call with multiple people, or just have another way to keep in touch.

If you want my Skype address, I will be happy to message you with it (if you can't guess it already). If you feel comfortable putting your Skype address out on the web, please feel free to let us know so we can add you to our lists!

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Re: Skype
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 06:38:19 AM »
JB it is actually a paid phone service also.  Skype has been around for a long time and you can purchase Skype phones.  Calls from UK to Australia are like a 1 cent a minute.  I know many students who have taken classes in Europe have purchased Skype phones.

It is more than just IM and has many other features and benefits.  As I mentioned it has been around for a long time.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 08:55:03 PM »
You have free PC-to-PC and a paid service for PC-to-phone or Skype phone services.

I know it's been around forever, but I only recently started Skyping. I also didn't see a thread for it, so I figured, why not.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 09:16:59 PM »
It was pretty cool back in the day, I havent checked it out lately, but can't you get unknown callers?

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Re: Skype
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 11:00:06 PM »
Not if you don't allow it.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 11:03:55 AM »
We have offices worldwide so it is great and if I have to chat with one of our reps it is easy i keep the head set for the PC in my PC bag and chat up a storm.

I like the application to date no issues and the im function is so much nicer than others.


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Re: Skype
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 10:01:26 PM »
Not if you don't allow it.
I'm just sayin can't they just randomly call you? I know you don't have to accept...

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Re: Skype
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 07:21:02 PM »
I haven't received any random calls. Random IMs, yeah, but not calls.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 09:36:59 PM »
Wow guess your number was not put in a random bathroom yet! ;D

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Re: Skype
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 08:18:55 PM »
Does skype work of your phone number?

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Re: Skype
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 08:36:27 PM »
No they assign you a number

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Re: Skype
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 08:48:39 PM »
somehow I already knew the answer to that question ::)

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Re: Skype
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2009, 10:22:57 PM »
yeah I figured but thought just in case

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Re: Skype
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 03:06:31 AM »
Skype is awesome.  Good work on posting a thread, JB.  I def. want this conference call to happen. 

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Re: Skype
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 11:43:44 AM »
Skype is awesome.  Good work on posting a thread, JB.  I def. want this conference call to happen. 
Everybody start preparing your conversation topics... lol