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#11054 29-Dec-2006 03:13
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..which use VOIP. I have skype and like one friend who is on Skype also. I have heard alot about IP phones etc, and it gots me thinkin about just how many people are using a VOIP service.

Because afterall, if you know nobody using VOIP, why would you join up? I reckon it would be interesting if people could post replies saying how they have VOIP set up, what services they're using and generally how they use it to keep in contact with people on normal POTS telephones etc.

I for one have Skype on my PDA which I use to call my one other skype friend. Other than that, Skype is mainly a utility for prank calls to randoms I find in the directory.

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#56516 29-Dec-2006 07:01
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weblordpepe: I for one have Skype on my PDA which I use to call my one other skype friend. Other than that, Skype is mainly a utility for prank calls to randoms I find in the directory.

That's why I have the option to accept only incoming calls from SkypeIn or from my contacts...



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#56531 29-Dec-2006 11:51
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lol @ topic
PC with Skype Installed -> Bluetooth -> Bluetooth headset  Laughing
POTS lets see.. Work calls me on that from time to time (Grand total: 1) My cell gets more calls in / out Tongue out


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#56532 29-Dec-2006 11:55
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  • PC with Skype installed -> Wireless Headset
  • Laptop with Skype installed -> USB Handset
  • WorldxChange VFX service as private landline replacement
  • H323-based VoIP system for business calls

    I guess you could say I am a fan of VoIP Cool

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  #56535 29-Dec-2006 12:29
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Skype running 24/7 on server, connected to cordless Skype/POTS dualphones (x2)
Skype running sometimes on laptop for text chat
VFX VoIP running on Linksys PAP2 with seperate handset in the house

Everything diverts to my cellphones if unanswered.

Telecom - 06870xxxx
VFX - 06824xxxx
TNZ - 027xxxxxxx
Voda - 021xxxxxx

plus my Skype name, my Gizmo name, and my SIP number, with gateway numbers in several US cities.

Some get used now and again, some get used often. Its nice to let people contact me in the way that is most convenient to them - you have Skype, you Skype me, you live in LA, ring my LA number, etc etc.


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  #56635 31-Dec-2006 02:12
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Wow thanks for your posts.

Its really interesting reading how you guys have things set-up. I've been reading about VoIP but I'd been finding it quite difficult to really make heads or tails of it all without being sucked into a particular service.

Thanks for the info.

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