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Godzilla


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06/08/2009 00:52

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Anyone noticed that Skype maybe abandoned, because when Ebay bought Skype (for 1.6billion) they somehow missed buying the Software which is till under the ownership of 'Inventors names '!Oops comes to mind. Apparently Ebay have said that it is a 'very serious' situation. So what would be the alternative to Skpye which I know many people in TRNC use to keep in touch with loved ones around the world>



nurseawful



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06/08/2009 00:56

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VOIPE





voice over internet whatever



Godzilla


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06/08/2009 00:59

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What is VOIPE. Never heard of it. Please give more info



Graham


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06/08/2009 01:21

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http://www.voipcheap.co.uk/en/index.html



Brinsley


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06/08/2009 01:22

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It's absolutely useless. Have had an A/C with them for awhile and have written off the credit monies.



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mmmmmm



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06/08/2009 01:42

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voIP = Voice over Internet Protocol



SKYPE is just a form of voIP



I use Vonage for business calls - you can pay from 6 -19 GBP a month depending on your call plan and get free calls to up to 45 Countries.



I hope the heck SKYPE doesn't close as we just got 3 Mobiles so as SKYPE users can call us on our mobile for nought ...



ToShakeYrLa2


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06/08/2009 04:28

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Voipbuster

http://www.voipbuster.com/en/index.html



Used them for years. Same principle, free internet to internet, small charges to landlines. Turkey PC to Uk landline 1 euro cent per minute. I speak regularly to family in Europe from my PC to their landlines for less than 1 euro per hour...



keithcaley



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06/08/2009 05:49

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Brinsley,

I'm only using a 512 extend Internet connection, & I use Skype all the time, both for Compurt-to Computer video calls, and calls to UK landlines & mobiles.

My (student) Odd-job man uses it to ring his Mum in Nigeria.

Calls are usually crystal clear, with very few problems nowadays.

It might be worth installing the latest version of the Skype software, and checking that your firewall / security software aren't messing things up...

I think that you can do similar stuff with Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger etc, but IMO you can't beat Skype.

Regards,

Keith.



booitsme


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06/08/2009 06:35

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I've been giving Google Talk a try. As usual some nights are better than others but I can usually have a pretty good chat to mum in UK without too many problems. I've found that if the person on the receiving end of skype calls has Talktalk as their ISP it can cause problems, as can using a webcam with microphone. I hope skype doesn't disappear as it still seems to be the best around



Brinsley


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Keith Msg 8



I use Skype all the time which is fine, I was referring to Voipwise which is useless!



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loulou



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06/08/2009 09:51

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i use skype but allso use callserve you have to pay of coarse but its cheap



Washerman


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06/08/2009 11:12

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What would you like your *ideal* internet telephone provider to offer?

Washerman



mikemans


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06/08/2009 14:23

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My Skype was suspended in May over a mix up in adding to my account, Euros instead of pounds. I managed to sort it out but nthe facility was suspended and I was told thier fraud squad was investigating. Despite several emails to them and my account being in credit for 11.50 I cannot get a response from them in any capacity. Does anyway know a UK address or UK phone num,ber for contact. I was considering issuing a small claims court procedure just to catch their attention, but cannot find any address or phone contact anywhere in the world, although it was suggested they operate from Luxembourg.



Any contact details appreciated.



zerochlor


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06/08/2009 15:25

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www.internetcalls.com



http://www.smsdiscount.com



used both a few years now.



alot cheaper than skype and of course free calls to landlines in UK and many other countries,landline and mobiles free on some superdeals to some countries. i just top up with 10Euros,also you get over 100 days of free calls to certain numbers every time you top up.



also on internetcalls.com they are giving away free in numbers.



but you will need some 1 in the UK to register for you then they can get your free number,as if you try here it picks up your IP addres and tells you free numbers are not available in this part of the world.



Handy to have a local UK number here so your friends and family can call a UK landline number here for free/or voip number.



you can have 0161 / 020/ also birmingham number.and i think a north east number.



sounds like im making some thing from this company,im not,its just a good all round service.



fatboy



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06/08/2009 15:29

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Re.msg 9

Google talk is fine if you just want a chat.It tells you when your contacts are online all for free.



mmmmmm



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06/08/2009 16:37

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re 14



THAT's "interesting"



I had something similar.. *I* have credit on an account *I8 can't access either - everything I get a reset password link it fails saying "contact support"..



I do JUST that and get the same std msg to reset p/w



So, I wrote to Customer Services , who promised a response in 48 hours .. over FIFTY days ago...



mikemans


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06/08/2009 17:05

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I have now set up a new Skype account with a different name and that works ok, such a good service normally, shame that these conglomorates get a bad name for lack of customer care I suppose with millions on line all the time small fry mean nothing.



Washerman


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06/08/2009 18:33

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Free UK 'in' numbers and call the UK for 1p per minute on our voip system

Washerman



gooligan


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06/08/2009 23:12

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Washerman,



According to your website it's 1.5p per min,not 1p as you stated and its 24ytl a month which you failed to mention as well.

Why is that?



http://www.ticproblemsolver.com/



Lilli



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07/08/2009 00:05

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Hi 6ms msg 17 I have been waiting 7 months now as skype always took the monet twice each time I topped up. Promised response 48 hours. No credit backonly emais to Luxembourg. Sadly I need it as I dont know any other server xxxxxxxxx



Washerman


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07/08/2009 04:23

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We do several systems. That system includes equipment (wireless telephone) etc.

You really are a pest Gooligan, but if you are going to persist in your spoiling tactics, at least educate yourself properly beforehand



Washerman



Geoff


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07/08/2009 08:58

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As I have said before, try http://www.mobivox.com for how to get cheap, some even free, calls worlwide from ANY phone to ANY fone.



lesgee


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10/08/2009 11:46

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have recently started to use voipstunt as we too have had probs with skype. it's not perfect but speech is usually very clear and for a small subscription for 120 days you can call most places in the world on landlines for free



Glynn


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10/08/2009 15:39

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Mainly use Sype and pay a couple of quid a month for unlimited calls to UK landlines. I have also got Tesco internet phone on my system, which is not too bad.



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