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Apr202008

Skype, Anyone?

Okay, so I'm slow on the technology stuff, but happily I have kids that teach me things.

Tristan told me about Skype and I went and got it and Tristan and I Skyped yesterday! It was delightful seeing my son while I talked to him. Loved it!

I just got a video thingie, but didn't have it set up so he couldn't see me, but I have it all set-up now, so we'll see how it goes when someone calls me next.

Does anyone else do this? I don't have any account or anything... just the free Skype. I haven't read enough about it to know why one would want to pay, but I will try and do that today. I just thought it might be fun to know if anyone else Skypes. Anyone? Use my email address (NavelgazingMidwife@gmail.com) and let's talk, eh? They have conference calls, too! Wouldn't that be a hoot to get several of us together? To talk about BIRTH! (What a concept!)

Remember in the olden days when they talked about video calling... and demonstrated it at science fairs and such? Well, here it is! FINALLY! They talked about it like it was just around the corner... and then, there was no such thing as a personal computer, either. Skype, to me, is like the Twilight Zone!

And I've joined up!

Reader Comments (5)

Ah ha, at last, a midwife using Skype! I have been using Skype for ages and love it. My user name is: sarah.m.stewart

Would be very happy to have a chat.
BTW, I am trying to organize regular midwifery seminars using a similar program to Skype. They are probably a little more formal but use the same principle as a Skype conference call.
http://onlineprofessionaldevelopment.wikispaces.com/" REL="nofollow">Details here.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Stewart

We have a paid account. I don't have a cell phone and we don't have long distance on our land line. $36 a year is far less than paying for a cell phone plan which I would only use for long distance calls anyway. We have been using it since early 06.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have used it to talk with my brother (who also has a free account). It is great to be able to have a free call to the UK from the States!

I was thinking about doing the paid account but I researched it first (just google skype and reviews)..read enough that made me decide against it.

But, I wanted a reliable phone for business and it seems as though it is just 'not there' yet. For fun and personal use it is probably great.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My parents in Hungary use Skype to make dirt cheap calls to my cell phone here in the US: that's another great feature, inexpensive calls to any international number. I only don't Skype because I don't even have a home computer. (Hailing from work.)

April 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudit

Just temporarily de-lurking to say that, yep, Skype and webcams rock. :)

Thanks for the interesting blog.

April 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteranayi

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