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It looks quite good, does it work well? should i get it?
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Yes, and yes. :cool:
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sure, Skype is ace!
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I like Skype

And if you have a PocketPC (a recent one anyways) make sure you try out Skype for the PocketPC, it is just as sweet.

Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.
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I would love to use Skype. But I have nobody want to talk to. That's why I don't bother with cell phones either. I like to type more than talk. With talking, you get that awkward dead silence that you don't know whether to say good-bye to a person or wait for them to say something. I hate, when that happens.
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I would love to use Skype. But I have nobody want to talk to. That's why I don't bother with cell phones either. I like to type more than talk. With talking, you get that awkward dead silence that you don't know whether to say good-bye to a person or wait for them to say something. I hate, when that happens.
Il talk to you
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i'm down with iwhat! but what is skype??? is it like a voice chat thing?
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Skype is a free voice chat program, it's like free telephone calls but between computers. You can call to regular phones as well but you have to pay to do that.

I have it but nobody to talk to. It'd be good if I could get my family interested in it though.

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I use Skype to talk to family and friends. Turn out to be significantly cheaper than phone calls.
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Hmmmm... i really want to call phones but dont want to pay.....
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I have Skype and I've been using it for quite some time now. I speak to friends and family all over the world. Israel, Australia, etc. The sound quality is absolutely amazing! It really is as good, and sometimes even better than a telephone's quality, as the Skype website states. Get it. You'll like it.
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i pay £2 a month and call uk landlines for free on Skype,
no more big phone bills,
iys excellent...!
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Skype is really a great service. At home, I believe that I pay a total of $30 a year for unlimited local and long distance calling with a real telephone number and voicemail. This is a super deal considering the price of a normal land line ($25~ a month in my area).

Here in Iraq, it makes for a very cheap way to stay in touch with people at home as compared to AT&T calling cards which are far more expensive.

One last push!
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I use Skype to talk to family and old high school friends who I want to stay in touch with. It is awesome.
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Skype seems like a good deal, though I remember it not having the best quality for calls not too long ago. Hopefully this has changed ? My wife would like to talk to her family who lives in Hungary, so I downloaded it yesterday and plan on using it over the weekend to see what the deal is with video chat over such a long distance. If it proves to be good, perhaps we'll pay for the call service too.

The interface is nice and clean and seems easy to use. Do it.
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