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Skype – Way cheaper than calling cards

So, I used Skype.  It’s a free software you can use to text, call or video call online anywhere in the world.

The calls are free when you do them from a Skype account to another Skype account. It’s free video-telephone calling.

You can also pay a small ( compared to any calling card) fee and get an actual phone number. People in cellphones or landlines can dial your phone number and it rings in your computer.

I used the Skype video service and called a cousin in Mexico. It was really neat to be able to connect with someone I wouldn’t be able to. Calling cards are expensive, but it’s better than using minutes. Skype enables me to actually be able to see them. It’s a wonderful tool for videoconferencing.

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One response

  1. Skype *is* way cheaper than calling cards. But you know what’s cheaper than Skype? Free, in fact? It’s Google Voice. Essentially it’s the same thing as Skype, except you can call any phone, anywhere, at any time, for any time, for free. *Plus* you can hold computer-to-computer video conferencing. And you’re issued a unique phone number, again for free.

    If you have a Google account (which is… you guessed it, free), then you can access Google Voice.

    In summary, phones < Skype < Google Voice.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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