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Skyped-up

Skype me!Installed Skype today – looks like a great service and seems to work very well with a bluetooth headset. It allows you to chat and call other Skype users, much like an instant messenger. However, there’s also a feature included that lets you make extremely cheap phone calls to foreign countries where you pay the same rate no matter where you are! You can even pay for a ‘real’ number in any of a number of countries, such as the UK, US or Finland, and have the calls routed to your desktop or Skype voicemail.

So far I’ve only placed a test call to the Skype answering machine, but the utility included with the software did manage to locate four people I know from my Outlook address book so maybe I’ll see them online soon. My ID is adoran2 if you want to give me a call!

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  1. Skype is the daddy… Anna is using it for calling Spain and I’m using it for pissed conversations… apparently. Just watch out for the ‘calling a mobile’ rates. €0.02/min can suddenly turn into €0.2/min. Anyway, I’m a fan (michael.hall by the way…)

    Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with Skype (or whoever they are) and profit in no way. Honest.

  2. It was a pleasure to speak to you yesterday though Skype – my second phone call! I used the ‘find contacts’ thing earlier and it turned up four people that I know. I just had a chat with Rachel, a friend of mine from uni in Australia that I haven’t seen in almost six years! Great stuff. I was going to try the ‘SkypeOut’ service to call my wife as she’s on holiday but unfortunately she doesn’t have a landline there. Is the quality as good as the Skype to Skype service?

  3. Andrew

    My Skype id is APGlenister. I only have it on my MAC at home so you can call me Friday to Sunday if you would like to sing Beatles classics.

    Gleni