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Randi
01-29-2005, 11:25 AM
Do any of you use Skype? If so, do you like it?

http://www.skype.com/

dukedogsmom
01-29-2005, 11:26 AM
Never heard of it. The most I use is AIM and Yahoo messenger. I don't like ICQ.

Kfamr
01-29-2005, 11:30 AM
I've never heard of it either until now.
Don't know anyone who uses it. ;)

slleipnir
01-29-2005, 12:38 PM
I have it, but don't use it. Don't know anyone with it so I didn't bother

luvofallhorses
01-29-2005, 01:03 PM
I have never heard of it til now and don't know who uses it

aly
01-29-2005, 01:04 PM
Keeping up with ICQ, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo is enough work so I don't use Skype.

captain
06-23-2005, 09:49 PM
I use it, and I LOVE IT!!!!!

Especially good if you have friends overseas that you want to chat to.

I am attempting to get delidog onto it, so I can chat to her!!!!

Edwina's Secretary
06-23-2005, 10:22 PM
A friend of mine in the UK told me about it. Sent me the links and all but I haven't gotten to it...

captain
06-23-2005, 10:25 PM
Sara,

It is great for chatting to overseas friends.

All you do is when you see them online, you click on the GREEN handset, and they answer, and using the Internet connection you both have, you can TALK!!! No charge (except perhaps if you pay for dialup Internet), but WAyyyyyyy cheaper!!!

It is fantastic to just "chat" too - like MSN

dukedogsmom
06-23-2005, 10:48 PM
I like Trillian. I haven't put it on my new computer yet but it handles AIM, Yahoo, ICQ and MSN messenger too, I think. You can sign into all of them. www.trillian.cc

captain
06-23-2005, 10:56 PM
WOW Val - that looks pretty good too!!!

I must admit I have MSN Yahoo ICQ id's, but I cannot use them from work, and don't use the PC much at home - so SKype works for me from that point of view.

However, I have alot of friends who will love trillian - Thanks so much!!

Oggyflute
06-24-2005, 12:41 AM
I have it, but haven't actually used it yet.

Vette
06-24-2005, 06:09 AM
I havent downloaded it yet.. but it reminds me of previous things that i downloaded for my dad.. they worked good.
but after a while they charged money to use them...

so,, i say enjoy it while you can. :D

Edwina's Secretary
06-24-2005, 04:15 PM
This may be a stupid question but.....into what do you talk?

popcornbird
06-24-2005, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by Edwina's Secretary
This may be a stupid question but.....into what do you talk?

LOL! If you have a microphone connected to your computer, you just 'talk'. They also have headsets you can wear with an attached mic. You can voice chat on pretty much any instant messenger.

captain
06-26-2005, 08:08 PM
Hee hee - Sara!

I use my laptop at work, and it has a built in microphone which works well.
However I do have a headset, that has microphone that is attached to it, and that is fantastic!!!

stand alone Microphones are not that expensive for the PC, but with a headset, you can chat without waking anyone, and also hear much better. They simply plug into your PC - usually they have 2 connections - one for the headset, and the other for the microphone.

Let us know, I would love to "chat" :D

Edwina's Secretary
06-26-2005, 08:34 PM
I'm going to look into it.....

delidog
06-26-2005, 09:04 PM
I am Glad that Randi also Asked about this...as That is the Other Person I would like to Connect to
Captain,I'll keep working on it!!! ;)

captain
06-26-2005, 09:07 PM
Come on Nicole!!!!!!

Just install it!!!
Get it going!! :D

Randi
10-17-2007, 04:52 PM
Come on Nicole!!!!!!

Just install it!!!
Get it going!! :D
Nicole and Captain, have you been in touch on Skype yet? I'll look you up. :D

I'm just about to get a few friends here to join. :) ;) Only to use IM though.

cali
10-17-2007, 04:58 PM
my mom uses it to chat with her parents in Finland, apperntly that is a common way of communication over there according to my grandparents.

Whisk_Luva
10-17-2007, 05:03 PM
I have skype! I love it :D

Randi
10-17-2007, 05:10 PM
I think a Danish and Swedish guy invented it. It's getting really big!

captain
10-17-2007, 06:14 PM
I am on Skype
mhgoodwin ....

but only at home ... so don't appear that often.
What is your user handle - I will look you up too :D

Killearn Kitties
10-17-2007, 06:38 PM
I was really surprised at the amount of people on this thread who had never heard of Skype until I realised it was from more than two years ago! :D

Now that every other chat program seems to have stopped working for me, I will look into it. Yes, Randi, I promise! ;)

prechrswife
10-17-2007, 10:58 PM
We used it last year when we traveled to China. It worked great, especially when we added a headset with a microphone.

Suki Wingy
10-20-2007, 01:00 AM
I use it. I wish more people did! I don't understand how you can NOT use it. It's a free phone service basically! I have a macbook with built in microphone and camera so it's incredibly easy. My step-dad is in Japan right now and we're in the US so we talk to him most nights (mornings for him) with the camera and microphone.
I'm slytherinquoll on skype.

slick
10-12-2008, 01:06 PM
I was over at my SIL's last night for dinner and after we finished dessert, my SIL fired up Skype and we literally chatted with my niece who is now in India. It was the coolest thing and I don't know why I waited so long to get on board. When I got home I was so excited that I created myself and account. :)

Suki Wingy
10-12-2008, 06:59 PM
I use ichat now, which handles AIM and Skype.

Killearn Kitties
01-26-2009, 05:10 PM
I finally downloaded Skype, and it is wonderful! Works really well, and I'd recommond it to anybody.