I have been reading about Skype for make phone calls to friends overseas. Can anyone tell me about the advantages or otherwise of this system. Is it better that using MSN which I use at the moment for voice and video hook up. The pros and cons from someone with experience would be very welcom
I've been using Skype for over a year and haven't had any trouble with it. I even got my dad using it with no hitches whatsoever, so it MUST be easy to use. ;-)
Regarding using a USB telephone handset - that almost seems to miss the point. Using Skype with just a mic and speakers you have both hands free, wander about the place (a bit), send files to go with what you're saying, etc. Plus, other people nearby can join in the conversation too - my wife often shouts a "hello" at my parents when I'm chatting to them, and can hear them them say "hello" back, which is nice.
SkypeOut is a good idea and *usually* works well, but does occasionally fail or just give very very bad sound quality, such that I tend to be a little nervous of using it for anything but calls that it really saves money on, e.g. overseas.
Hi, I'm only jumping in here as you'r talking about headsets etc. I've only just gone on to B.Band and have tried 3 headsets so far. I tend to hear o.k,,, but people at the other end can't hear me too well. I have the 'mic' set-up as high as it will go,,, so I assume my headsets are garbage ??
I don't want to carry on buying sets that are no good, so any advice would be appreciated.. ((I had toyed with the idea of using an old phone handset, with 'mic' & 'speaker' plugs on it ???)) thanks Omega