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Old 07-29-2009, 06:55 PM
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Do you use Skype?

I was wondering what others think of Skype for calls from the U.S. to Asia computer to computer.

Thank you in advance for your comments.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:14 PM
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It's excellent. From early January until May, my second son was an exchange student at the University of Singapore. Once or twice a week, we'd have a Skype call at zero cost. More than that, his Apple laptop has a built-in webcam, so he could show me his room. Rather than all pile into my office, my wife and some of our other children would join the call. If I saw my mother online (she lives in the UK), we'd conference her in too - and my brother who's posted to Cyprus.

Occasionally a call would drop but, on the whole, the quality of the calls was excellent.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:11 PM
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we talk to alot of family and friends right now.
we love it alot.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:07 AM
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we love skype, mostly nebraska to Hawaii and Nebraska to Virginia, but you can call as far away as you want. It's great for grandparent contact!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:02 PM
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We love skype, have used it with my husbands brother while he was in Iraq. It is an excellent way to stay in touch.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:34 PM
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Another Skype fan/user here. My sister is a missionary in Africa, and we use it a lot. It does get a bit choppy with her internet there in the village, but other than that, we have no problems.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:17 PM
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Also fans here.

We use it daily to "skype chat" to my siblings, and a few times a week using the "'face to face chat".

Some times we have issues with connections with my mum as she lives in a very rural area of Oz, but I wouldn't have been able to be away from family and friends for so long without having it.

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:57 AM
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Yes. It is a very nice affordable system.
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