Skype - anyone use it?

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  1. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Anyone use Skype?
    Or how about any VOIP programs?

    I've tried a few of them and I use Skype (and SkypeIn, VM and SkypeOut) and a true VOIP one using Firefly as a softphone, Sipgate for incoming and 1899 for outgoing calls - this gives a 100% free service, both in and out!!

    Quality is improving all the time.....
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  2. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    I use both skype and skypeout, skypeout is very handy as I make alot if international calls to normal phones, and it tends to work quite well.
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  3. kyber

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    I use Skype. I work away a lot and use it to speak to my family rather than ramping up mobile phone calls.
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: kyber Member since: Mar 3, 2004
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  4. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I see if you log into Skype today theres a free 20 minutes button - credits your SkypeOut with 20 euros :)
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  5. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    where might that be ? I have logged in today and didn't see anything :(
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  6. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    just found it, mine was free 10 skype mionutes, value €0.20 euros.... not quite 20, but still free is free.......
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  7. The_JinJ

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    Theres another one coming up soon apparently...at least they are giving away some freebies :)

    What headset setup do you use? I was tinking of getting a bluetooth headset and dongle but not heard anyone elses views if it's good quality or not
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  8. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    I use a logitech bluetooth headset, works well
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  9. Rob Holmes

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    I use a USB phone - it works well in that :)

    Rob
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  10. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I may invest in the bluetooth setup AND a USB phone. Matrixx, which phone did you get? They vary from about £20 to £90 for a wireless number.

    :)
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  11. Rob Holmes

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    I got my phone from this guy http://www.myfreeip.com

    But I didn't pay these prices - he sells them on ebay for around £25 :)

    Rob
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  12. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Cool!
    Maybe a skype field could be added to the profile for the forums?
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  13. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I see you've opened a thread ref a skype button, I've spoken to a few forum members on Skype :)

    Heres a link for some phones..

    It took me a few purchases before I got a good one, there is some rubbish around.

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/voip-usb-phone

    Rob
     
    Posted: Jul 30, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  14. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks for that Rob - I'll take a look :)
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  15. The_JinJ

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    Posted: Jul 31, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  16. Rob Holmes

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    I tried one of these and my personal results weren't fantastic - sometimes I wanted to use both phones and it wasn't practical with this approach.

    Rob
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  17. SuffolkDesigns

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    Good idea, it's quite an easy modification to make.
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  18. windleyns

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    Yeah, I am a Skype user personally and its work just fine.

    Dont think its best suited to serious business applications, as it is lacking in many of the true features that must PBX's provide.

    Skype comes from the data world, not the voice world. How many times does your PC crash ? How many times does a voice switch crash ?

    You pay for what you get. Communication is a key tool for delivering customer service and staff efficiency so why skimp on it ? Bad communication tools usually means bad business.

    I would say that Skype is great for family and friends and point to point stuff, but for serious business applications you should consider a communications platform that is stable, reliable, scalable and modular.

    Something that can help you to deliver and roll out other software applications that again will integrate with voice, data and video elements of your business and network.

    Something that can support your business objectives going forward and built around a technology plan.

    There are many ways of achieveing this and Skype may or may not be the right way.


    Telephone Systems, Data Networks, VoIP, IP Telephony, Mobile Voice and Data

    Avoid Communication Chaos and Integrate your Communication Tools
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2005 By: windleyns Member since: May 7, 2004
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  19. The_JinJ

    The_JinJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Skypes now there in the profile :) Including callto:// :) - Cheers to the developers!!
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2005 By: The_JinJ Member since: Mar 16, 2004
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  20. Rob Holmes

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    Yea - nice one :)
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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