Skype?

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  1. Hoot Owl

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    Anyone use Skype?
     
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    I used it all the time when I was with my ex, who is from England. It's great!
     
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    I use it almost daily. Because I live so far away my parents love being able to see me when we talk on the phone.
     
  5. Hoot Owl

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    Do you just set up an account and then find someone who's got an account too?
     
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    yup its REALLY simple :)
     
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    So do you just need Skype, or do you also need something like AOL or Yahoo? And if you've got Yahoo, does the person you're talking to also need Yahoo?
     
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    all i did was go to skype .com and register. I had to buy a web cam becuase my computer doesnt have one.

    I went on and found people just by entering their names, if they have an account it pops up.
     
  9. Hoot Owl

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    Thanks!!!!

    My new laptop came with a web cam. I'm going to check it out this weekend, hopefully I'll have some time.
     
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    My family uses Skype all the time. My dad is a truck driver so he Skypes with my mom almost daily when he is out of town. My brother is a marine in training so he skypes with his fiance as often as possible. They all love it! I think all you need is to download the program and have the internet and a webcam, if you want to see each other.
     
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    Skype is fun. All you need is the program, the internet, and a microphone. Webcam is optional, but necessary if you want to see the person you are chatting with :p

    You can also have conference calls with multiple people, but they do not allow webcams as far as I remember.
     
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    I have signed up for a skype account; however, my husband is not in Iraq until December. I will have to wait until then to test it out!
     
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    We used Skype while my daughter was in Spain. he didn't have a camera. Both she and we had microphones and headphones. I loved hearing her voice. She also emailed through Skype.

    My brother just returned from China. He called me using Skype. It was a fraction of the cost of using his cell phone provider.

    We found our computer ran slower with Skype. Anyone else have that problem? Our computer is pretty old.
     
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    I use Skype with my family. It is a great way to keep in touch. :)
     
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    my computer never ran slower with skype. You can get a usb phone if you don't want the conversation to be out in the open for other people to hear. Or any kind of headset microphone too.
     
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    Do you have to have a microphone?

    I haven't used it yet, and probably won't have time to try it out this weekend....again. I need a weekend at home with nothing to do!
     
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    You can just chat with it.

    Or you can just have a webcam :p
     

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