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Topic # 4390 12-Jul-2005 15:37
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I have to word this very carefully as I don't have any technical details.

So I'll just write my experience.

I have Skype installed but don't have any headset so I've not used it.
I then see the news item about EpyxMobile and the use of bluetooth enabling mobile phone use.
That's my answer I thought.
I had to upgrade Skye to v1.3.0.57 (No problem)
I then installed EpyxMobile and peered my T610 mobile.
It all connected with no problems.
I then read the EpyxMobile user guide (It wouldn't have been right/natural if I'd read it first, to find out what I was doing. :-)

I then found that EpyxMobile was not what I was looking for and thought no more of it.

Next day (today) I logged in and EpyxMobile automatically started.
I closed it and removed the auto-start option.
I dialed up my modem connection. Nothing!
No bing bong dialin tones. Checked sound and it was muted. un-muted it.
Still no sound. Checked iTunes. Nothing.
Maybe there's other WindowsXP enable your audiocard options I'm not aware of.
I'm sure there are.
I do remember that Skye now has Bluetooth support in it's own right.
I also remember that I'd seen all sound device options set to bluetooth.
The problem I had was that I couldn't access Skype as there was no network connection.
Chicken and egg. Maybe I didn't wait long enough for Skype to time out and give me Skype off-line access.
I then went back to my last restore point and reloaded my WindowsXP PC.
Logged back in. iTunes works. Dialin works. I'm happy.
Re-installed Skype and set the sound device options to Windows default device. ;-)

So... Creating WindowsXP restore points and restoring works!!!
It's a God send for wombats like me that don't know their way around a PC.




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Reply # 16457 12-Jul-2005 15:45
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It does works - and I've used it myself twice in the last month. Vey handy.







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Reply # 16629 15-Jul-2005 15:19
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freitasm say: [It does works - and I've used it myself twice in the last month. Vey handy.]

Skye or EpyxMobile?

Re: EpyxMobile - Good to know someone has found a use for a spare bluetooth mobile phone to use as a gateway. One day I'll start to find bluetooth phones lying around my home. ... sadly that day has not yet arrived. I can see the advantage if you're out and about, just you and your mobile phone. Sort of brings VoIP to you mobile... Pity calls to the UK are just about as cheap as local calls on Vodafone. Does Vodafone NZ have a 'my best buddy' cheap phone plan. Don't remember seeing one. What's the go with Land phones to a mobile? Can you have a 'best buddy plan' with them? Sorry one can never have to much information.

Re: Skye - True, is works and is very handy. How about the new bluetooth option in Skype.
Can I peer a standard Bluetooth headset with it? Is there now a Bluetooth headset option available using Skype? Or am I still in lala land.

I could answer this myself, however ..... yes you guessed it, I don't have bluetooth headsets lying around either.

Anyway nobody is probably interested as you're probably reading the Skype WiFi news....

-Tom




 
 
 
 


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Reply # 17410 2-Aug-2005 03:18
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Hello,

You can pair Skype with Bluetooth headset, thus within the Bluetooth range you can use it instead of a cabled headset.

EpyxMobile is to give you mobility; using Skype wherever you are. It is the most affordable if your mobile service provide company offers special low-rate call plans

http://www.epyxmobile.com/help.php?page=free

Best regards,

EpyxMobile Support Team

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