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Old 03-01-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Help with Skype

I have a new computer, previously I have accessed DC through my work laptop. Our main reason for a home PC was so my wife could speak to her family in Panama through VOIP. I would like to speak to someone over the phone. My name is John and I live in Sun Prairie, WI. Just looking for some help. I am computer illiterate. You can leave me a number in private or if you would like my number I will give you it.

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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Don't just look give me a hand, just let me know when we can talk. 4 people have looked already but no one has said anything. I also have yahoo messenger if you don't want to give out a phone number.

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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I'm forced to be a looker as I dont' have enough information to help you. I do work with VoIP phones and have helped set up the phone network used by my emplyer. But it is a Cisco System and is entirely different than is a home VoIP application. I can tell you that you will need a network address, given to you by an outside party such as Verizon or someone like them who offers VoIP service. You will also need a program that will give your computer the VoIP features. Your computer will requre that program in order to translate the analog voice signal into digital packets and vice-versa. You will need a computer microphone, and camera.

My digital camera has a built in microphone and program that came with it would allow me to do videio conferencing with someone from another site. But I've never used the features as I dont' know anyone else with that capability.

I hope you can find the info you need. I'd bet that there are VoIP tutorials available in cyberspace. Do some Google research.

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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JDP, I am tied up at the moment for "talking" as opposed to typing, but if noone is available before I am free this evening I can call you or you me for a test. Does your wife's family in Panama already have Skype? You can test call them! Or skype does have a test call facility too ;)
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JDP, sorry, am having to pop out...won't be able to do test call. Have you tried the skype one? Is there anyone else can help?

Good luck! I am a luddite too, and I'm ok with it all now, its not so hard once you get your head round it :)
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With skype is it possible to call another PC of someone who also has Skype for free? Does it matter what part of the worl it is?

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