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Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by KevinJames, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    In this post, palandri mentioned Skype running in the background. My question was more about Skype in general: With free calls and text on most plans today, does anyone actually use Skype on their phones? Video calling is nice, but really I can't see keeping even a small credit balance with them for calling landlines. The only reason I use Skype is to (rarely) speak to one of my children that lives out of this country. It is nice to "see" her, even virtually. For that, we both are on wi-fi. She uses her phone, I use the computer because of the larger screen.
     
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  2. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I keep my Skype account for making calls to the states when I am in France. I also use it from time to time on my main computer, but not so much anymore.
     
  3. JFB

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    Good question and since it is mobile phone related, I'm moving this to the 'General' forum.
     
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    I keep my Skype account for talking to my relatives overseas.
     
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    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I wonder how many people on T-Mobile use the wifi calling that comes with their phones?
     
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    I use the wifi calling on my T-Mobile prepaid at home. Calls on the network can sound sketchy, but calls on my super wi-fi sounds great.

    I was playing with Skype, I don't quite get the use. I assume it's great internationally.
     
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    I only use Skype for video calling. I have Vonage at home and that gives me a phone extension I can use to make calls at the same rate as I would from home. I also can call for free from Hangouts to US numbers.
     
  8. KevinJames

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    @dmapr: My wife and I completely severed the landline scenario from our home. The closest we come to it is that I have a MajicJack device. Turns out I only use that when traveling and cell service is not available.
     
  9. viewfly

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    I keep Skype. Used it on my iPad to call home from England.

    On a twist. I've used FaceTime audio deep inside our grocery store to call home. Cellular signal is poor in the back by the freezers. But the store wifi is strong. Seems I always need to call 'the wife ' for shopping lists clarifications.


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  10. Tamaracastillo1990

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    I use skype, but it is installed in my laptop, not on my phone. because it needs a large amount of space.
     
  11. our3rotts

    our3rotts An Iowa Gurl...
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    We use Google Hangouts for most of the video calls that we make.
    I only use Skype for Business - it's now Microsoft's IM/audio/video/presentation sharing software. It's how I communicate with my boss and colleagues.
     
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