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Thread: Do you skype?

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I just signed up (it's free). Who here uses skype?

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    I don't use it, but I used it in the past, about two years ago. Reception, back then at least, was less than optimal. But it was free.

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    I use skype.

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    I signed up and use it to talk to my grandchildren, ages 8 and 4. They live about 2200 miles away. I am careful not to try to do it very often, because I want it to remain exciting and not boring. They love it when we do get on together. I watched them open the Christmas gifts that we sent to them. So sweet.

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    I don't know anything about skyping. Do you use the webcam for this? We use a webcam from time to time. What do you do to skype?

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    Skype is sort of like msn, you need a camera and mic, (though you can chat as well) and it is a free download that you just download and install and sign up for, then you can add family and friends to video live with, and it is free, you can voice only and or video as well,

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    I was just on it with my daughter. I love it.

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    I have used it and Yahoo in the past...it is a fun way to talk and see the person at the same time :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Skype is sort of like msn, you need a camera and mic, (though you can chat as well) and it is a free download that you just download and install and sign up for, then you can add family and friends to video live with, and it is free, you can voice only and or video as well,

    When I used it, we just talked on the phone... I think. No camera, definitely, though that was an option.

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    I know a few of our European quilters use it.
    I have it downloaded on this little lappie but haven't used it as of yet.

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    I used it when my son was in South Korea. Its was free or very cheap to keep in contact with him
    Judy in Ohio

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    A Japanese quilter uses it,too!LOL

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    Cant' forget about our Panda!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Skype is sort of like msn, you need a camera and mic, (though you can chat as well) and it is a free download that you just download and install and sign up for, then you can add family and friends to video live with, and it is free, you can voice only and or video as well,
    How do I add my family and friends?

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    We don't have long distance, so Skype is our main way to talk in the US long distance. It is free. However, since DD is in New Zealand we pay under $10 a month and can talk all we want Skype to landline, very cheap for Skype to cell. If we just talked computer to computer it would be free. We used it on the computer on Christmas with the live webcam. It was really neat to be able to see her.

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    if you search with their email addresses they should show up, you can also search for them with their name or their skype name, they can give it to you, and then you can request that they add you as a contact. You can find the right drop down under tools on the top bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    if you search with their email addresses they should show up, you can also search for them with their name or their skype name, they can give it to you, and then you can request that they add you as a contact. You can find the right drop down under tools on the top bar.
    Thanks, got it!

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    Not a problem,

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    I do! Really cool too!

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    I have skype and can talk to my sister and brother in Fl. However if who ever you want to talk to does not have skype you can sign up for $30. a year and talk to anyone on a landline. I love it. Saves $$ on my regular phone bill.

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    I use Skype too. It is a magnificent way of keeping in contact with family and friends. I have the web cam too. It is great to be living in this modern age... ciao

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    you bet. All the time. Worked great here in Virginia to see and talk to family having Gramma'a 86 birthday celebration on January 1!! We got to see all the family..and all of our children (3) and their children (total of 11) got to see everyone. It is great.

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    I also us skype I use it for long distance fun to see who you are talking too

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    I also us skype I use it for long distance fun to see who you are talking too

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    I don't

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