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    Taffy, you may be interested in this and I'm sure a whole lot more will want to use it. It seems too good to be true. :icon_lol: My mate in NZ has just sent me the details. I haven't quite got it working yet.

    http://www.skype.com/

    Happy talking, maybe a few members on here could get together.

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    That looks fantastic Andyok, I will be able to speak to mum, when I get there, and it's free? Too good to be true surely!

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    I've used it often while traveling. It works well and it is free as long as you are calling another computer. They have a very low per minute charge if you are calling a land line.
    It's a good idead to pick up a cheap set of headphones witha mike to make the actual calls. I travel with these:
    http://www.plantronics.com/north_ame...032/prod440042
    as they are folable and go in my laptop bag. At home we use these http://www.plantronics.com/north_ame...true&mftr= which are cheaper but not as portable.

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    I've got skype, but dont know anyone else who has! Makes me wonder why I got it really....
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    Tell your relatives and friends and then you can use it. We used it last night to call NZ, clear as a whistle. Small delay but apart from that FABULOUS!

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    you can also do voice and video using msn messenger and yahoo messenger as well. Years ago I used to chat to someone in oz or NZ on it. Hopefully by now it will have improved a bit, as that was back in the days of no broadband.
    but again, use a headset.

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    Yes, i assume with those systems you cannot ring a persons home telephone number at the otherside of the world for 1.2p per minute.

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    [quote:a878bd60c5="Andyok"]Yes, i assume with those systems you cannot ring a persons home telephone number at the otherside of the world for 1.2p per minute.[/quote:a878bd60c5]
    I don't know the exact call charges for skype, but they are still very cheap for ringing normal phones. The way it works is that you computer broadband connects to a local exchange in NZ and from then on you only pay local call charges, so it works out cheaper

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    For what it's worth there are quite a few cheap toll call deals here. For instance with Telstra (even if your line is with Telecom) you can pay a monthly fee of about 8 dollars and then get your off-peak (evenings and weekends) calls to the UK at $2.75 for 2 hours. Not even my wife can talk for that long !

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