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Topic # 56832 25-Jan-2010 14:27
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I'm interested to hear if anyone has experience using Skype on an Okta touch? I understand that it is possible to install the skype client under windows mobile.


It has occurred to me that with the depreciation of telecom's CDMA network, there are a lot of redundant touch's out there and these might make a good cheap wifi skype phone?


Considering that these are available for ~$100 on trademe, assuming they did a decent job of providing Skype over Wifi, it would seem like a much better deal than a $300 wifi skype phone.

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  Reply # 292883 25-Jan-2010 14:30
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It works... The only problem I see is that Skype uses the speakerphone, making it for a poor experience. Some have reported success redirecting the sound output to the phone speaker instead by using some third party software to change some settings.

YMMV.




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  Reply # 292888 25-Jan-2010 15:03
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There is no WiFi on the Okta Touch.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 293907 28-Jan-2010 13:45
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Good point Tr3v :\ 


I read the specs for the HTC touch assuming they were the same.


It seemed like a good idea in theory anyway.

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  Reply # 294161 28-Jan-2010 22:15
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I used to use iSkoot for skype as an alternative http://www.iskoot.com/products/skype

worked reasonably well for making calls as it dials a local NZ number to hook into the skype network.

Of course you'll need to have enough free minutes (which I had!) or add the iskoot number to a "freedom" plan.

anyway there are easier ways of using Voip but not skype on the Okta.

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