Do you use skype?

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  1. jhawk2 macrumors member

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    Do you use skype? What are your experiences with it? I personally love it!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i use it for the voice chat, which is the most reliable and better sounding out of the other services that i have tried.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep, I use it, it's a great app. Great quality and the cost is right too! :cool:
     
  4. jhawk2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I love the cost! Although there is a program called oovoo that you can call landline phones and cellphones for free! Plus the voip!:D
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I use it all the time - only reason I still have my BT landline is because my SKY subscription requires it… don't know why though.
     
  6. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I use it for free calls, and WoW stuff.. Just got it and I like it. :)
     
  7. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Heck yes! I call my fiancée in London using Skype. Costs me almost nothing. I can even do it through my mobile phone. I also set up an incoming phone number using Skype so when I am overseas people can call me without having to pay international rates. Skype is a lifesaver.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    The site says the Mac version does not include free phone calls

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  9. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I use Skype for very reliable video chat. MSN is common in the UK and we know the story there. It also works where iChat has failed.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I use Skype; signed up for unlimited first day, then switched Unlimited World the day they came out with that; now the family can make unlimited calls to relatives in China very very cheaply.

    Very fun conference calling with 10 people around the world!
     
  11. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I never realized the power and inexpensiveness of Skype until I got a MacBook Pro for myself to take overseas. I spent $8.00 on calls in Asia over three weeks that at&t would've otherwise charged me $1000. The video chat is also great and my parents loved using it. The video is much better than iChat in my experience.

    I can't wait to put it on my iPhone.
     
  12. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I have hardware Skype/landline phones which I find very handy (even more so with SkypeIn), although a lot of the VOIP that we do is through our telephone exchange. Most of my impromptu video chat takes place on iChat though due to the sort of people I video chat with. However actual videoconferencing is handled through standalone HD systems, as I find Skype, iChat etc very counterproductive for meaningful video-based discussions.
     
  13. jhawk2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! Now all it needs is a camera built in............
     
  14. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    By the way, does Skype seem to have better video than iChat for you? I've never really used videoconferencing until I bought this MacBook Pro, and when I went to Asia last month, I started to use iChat, but later switched to Skype. Could it be the odd internet connections I used? On some connections, iChat didn't seem that bad, but on most of them, there was this constant whistling noise and pixelation.
     
  15. a104375 macrumors 6502

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    I actually use skype quite regularly, I cant wait until there is a good app for free calling with voip that I can get for my iPod Touch...as I'm near wifi almost all the time and using my cell phone less is always a plus!
     
  16. jhawk2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah Pretty soon the whole world will have wifi! Then kiss the cellphones bye-bye. Lol Kinda scary to think that everything is connected.....
     
  17. kabunaru Guest

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    No, I don't. I would like to try it, though.
     

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