Skype - what's the deal? ( Archived) (23)

Dec 9, 2007 4:32 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
confused
is anybody a skype user? How does it work financially - I thought it was free!
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Dec 9, 2007 4:34 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
It is free!! cheers
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Dec 9, 2007 4:35 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
yep it's free...
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Dec 9, 2007 4:41 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
Hi my skype software tells me i have to buy credit to make certain skype calls some are free - 6-6 at night and weekends to land lines but there's a tariff of charges......confused
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Dec 9, 2007 4:42 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
hmmm not sure about that...dunno
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Dec 9, 2007 4:45 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
dunno maybe cos I'm in the UK?!
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Dec 9, 2007 4:58 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
But I'm in the UK!! Its not that.... you must be trying to download it incorrectly. You need to select "free" download and just follow all the instructions online... it takes about ten minutes.

Try it again? But uninstall your previous attempt first.....okay?
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Dec 9, 2007 5:15 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
applause Thanks Sharon - I'll give it a go!
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Dec 9, 2007 5:18 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
no some of the calls u do have to pay for.Think its free if online at the sametime.yay
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Dec 9, 2007 5:20 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
Hope you get it sorted out, love. If not, there are some computer-whizzy people here on the Forums..... I'm sure they wouldn't mind steering you n the right direction.

Good luck!! cheers
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Dec 9, 2007 5:21 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,910 Posts
Are you calling a telephone or another computer? It's only free from one computer to another. There are charges if you call a telephone, wherther it's a landline or a cellular/mobile phone.
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Dec 9, 2007 5:27 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
FishingMTgirl
FishingMTgirlFishingMTgirlBig Sky, Montana USA36 Threads 5 Polls 1,657 Posts
thumbs up Yep thats the way I understood it too.

Skype is fantastic for computer to computer!!!!
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Dec 9, 2007 5:27 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
wave Thanx - I've re read the rules and it seems to be the case!
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Dec 9, 2007 5:28 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
laugh Thanx - getting it sorted as threads come through and i re read the rules!
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Dec 9, 2007 5:28 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
mick681
mick681mick681morecambe, Lancashire, England UK36 Threads 1,132 Posts
i would not be without skype,computer to computer is free,or you can buy credit to ring mobiles or landlines in any country
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Dec 9, 2007 5:29 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
cool gotcha!
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Dec 9, 2007 5:29 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
pcmike
pcmikepcmikeLondon, UK3 Threads 18 Posts
laugh Thanks!
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Dec 9, 2007 10:26 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
I've heard of one guy who just got a virus from downloading skype. Has anybody had a similar experience?

BTW, I got rid of 3 trogens that were infecting my PC with "StopZilla" but it cost me $20. for the program but it's good for a year. Besides ZLOB Trogen I also had,

SearchSquire

DBGHLP32 which appears to originate in China and

IRASHouL
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Dec 9, 2007 11:33 AM CST Skype - what's the deal?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
I think the motto to stand by is never open zip files from anyone unless your absolutely sure the site is trusted and has a digital signiture.

I won't voice my opinion about norton antivirus...but like explorer....there are other products out there without known flaws to exploit.

Best advice, put the pc in the bin and by a Mac or Unix/linux based machine, and then all those problems seem to be ancient history!

If you want a rock solid Anti Virus.....i'd suggest F-Secure......though as i said i don't want to be accused of advertising or soliciting for business.....as i am no longer working within the industry as a buyer.

If you want and product recommendations i'd be happy to help, but not in the forums....just email me.

cheers cheers cheers
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Dec 9, 2007 2:07 PM CST Skype - what's the deal?
johnathon2007
johnathon2007johnathon2007greenwood, USA3 Threads 100 Posts
i use skype 24/7 and its all free better than the rest and you can hear everything clear.
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