Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Hoot Owl, Oct 8, 2009.
Oct 8, 2009
Anyone use Skype?
I used it all the time when I was with my ex, who is from England. It's great!
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.
Do you just set up an account and then find someone who's got an account too?
yup its REALLY simple
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?
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.
Oct 9, 2009
My new laptop came with a web cam. I'm going to check it out this weekend, hopefully I'll have some time.
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.
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
You can also have conference calls with multiple people, but they do not allow webcams as far as I remember.
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!
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.
I use Skype with my family. It is a great way to keep in touch.
Oct 10, 2009
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.
Oct 16, 2009
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!
You can just chat with it.
Or you can just have a webcam