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Can’t Get Enough of my Skype

Published November 19, 2011 - 3 Comments

If you’re not using Skype, you’re really missing out on something great.  I’ve been using it for years, but it still seems to be difficult to convince people to try it for some reason.  I have no idea why… Check this out:

Everyone knows that Skype to Skype calls are free.  But what you might not realize is that you can use Skype to call people who aren’t on Skype too!  Anywhere in the world.  Those calls are not free, but they’re a hell of a lot cheaper than regular long distance charges!  And you can register your regular telephone number with your Skype account, so it actually shows up in the caller ID box of the other person!  They don’t even know that you’re calling them from a computer.

I’ve been making quite a few phone calls to the USA lately so I went looking to see what my options were.  A long distance plan through my carrier is $30 month for unlimited calling to the States.  Sure, that’s better than having no plan at all… but then I went and looked on Skype.  $2.99/month unlimited calling to Canada and USA land line and mobile numbers!  Pay for a year, and receive 15% discount.  That’s a total of $30.48 FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF UNLIMITED CALLING!  It was a no brainer!

[skype-status skype_id=”write-clickmedia” user_name=”Stephen”]

I’ve made calls now from my iPhone.. my iPad.. Macbook.. and iMac…  I even use Skype when I’m too lazy to get out of bed to get my regular phone, if my iPad is nearby (and let’s be honest… it’s always nearby).  I just dial someone and it connects as if it was my cellphone.  The other person has no idea.

Yesterday I tested something out with my iPhone.  I walked down to the mall from my workplace and connected to a free WiFi hotspot and then made a Skype call to the USA.  The connection was good!  It’s amazing that more people do not use this technology!  And you don’t need an iPhone to benefit from Skype.  You can use it for free on any computer, PC, Mac, Linux…  I’m sure that Android phone / tablet users can run it as well.  And now Skype offers phones from their website that you don’t even need a computer to make calls.  It looks just like a regular handset, except makes calls through the Skype network.

Very slick!