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Old 04 July 2007, 12:31   #1
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Skype or Windows Live Messenger?

Anyone have any experience?

I'm poised to buy either a Skype 'phone http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...CSHP3HKFSESI5P or a WLM 'phone http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...CSHP3HKFSESI5P but I wonder what direction this technology will go, and is there a difference in call quality beween the two?
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Old 04 July 2007, 12:45   #2
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Neither.

Sign up to VoipTalk, buy their little adaptor, http://www.voiptalk.org/products/Analogue+VoIP+Adaptors, then use a normal phone. Far more convenient, and I've found their service first rate.
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Have used Skype for 6 months now. I make a lot of international calls. Outstanding quality and service. Skype to Skype worldwide is free. Skype to landline cost me $0.21 per min. to UK. Put $10.00 on the account ( $30..00 fee per year and includes free long distance calls within US and Canada) in Jan. and have not used it up yet. If contact is not on line then I make a 1 min. landline call telling them to fire up their computer and call me back for free. Includes free video if you buy a $35.00 CAM. which plugs into USB. You need a headset to elliminate feedback/echo that will result from speakers feeding back into the mic.
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I just got a free phillips VOIP phone with the laptop I just bought. I haven't had a chance to get it all out yet but on the box it only mentions windows messenger, does that mean I can't use it with skype? Or can the phones be used with any VOIP software?

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Don't know. Why not try it. Just download skype for free and try giving me a call. Skype : tonylindajake. If I do not answer that is because i am having a nap. if it rings then it is working and I will get a message and call you back.
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My mate uses Skype over the net to my mobile, cheap and good quality, Ill ask him more details about it tonight, I found perhaps there is ever so such a tiny delay in him answering my questions or hearing my responses, not so much its impossible though, I'll be in touch
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