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Topic # 16260 2-Oct-2007 02:48
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Hello

I would just like to clear up a couple of things, if anyone can help, great and appreciated, now i am wanting to understand Skype a little more, they state that by using Skype you can call/contact other people on your computer using Skype for FREE, if that is so, how come i have to buy credit, which is in denominations of £5.00 and so on??? or am i missing something here.

Freitism you are a very intellect person, and i have followed you by not only your great site, geekzone, but i have you reference to you on quite a lot of other sites, and your input/help would be great.

Regards

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): At the risk of beginning WWIII with the purists, this topic has been moved to the VoIP forum]



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  Reply # 89015 2-Oct-2007 07:04
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Skype is free when calling/messaging other Skype users.

Skype needs credit to call regular telephones or send SMS to mobiles.

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Reply # 89016 2-Oct-2007 07:08
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Hi, Skype credit is only necessary if you wish to call telephone numbers, or buy premium services with Skype. These might include Skype-In, where you are assigned a regular phone number that will reach any device connected to the Skype network, Skype Voicemail, and some other features. In many countries now there is a feature called Skype pro, where Skype charges you a monthly fee for unlimited free calls to phone numbers in the country from which you make them. Other benefits of Skype pro include free Voicemail and a 50% discount on Skype-In numbers (you can have as many as 10 from different countries connected to one Skype account). The catch here is that apart from the US and the UK, Skype will still charge you a connection fee per call, so it's not completely free.

Bottom line though is that if all you want to do is chat to other Skype users who also have the Skype client, the software and the service are free.

Interesting that you've posted this question to the Symbian Forum though, since apart from one of the Nokia Tablet models, we Symbian users are still waiting for an official Skype client, although there are third party applications that attempt to get Symbian users talking to Skype.

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  Reply # 89020 2-Oct-2007 08:14
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jmosen: Interesting that you've posted this question to the Symbian Forum

I have moved the thread now. Well spotted.







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  Reply # 89055 2-Oct-2007 10:33
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tonyhughes:
jmosen: Interesting that you've posted this question to the Symbian Forum

I have moved the thread now. Well spotted.



Hi guys

Firstly let me thank you guys for the info regarding Skype, and secondly i did not realise that i had posted in the symbian area, and for that i do apologise, also you all gave me a good explanation, and that is really helpful
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  Reply # 89074 2-Oct-2007 12:28
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