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Alternatives to Skype for video teleconferencing -- bummed out by crappy audio quality. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Oct 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Replacing Skype?

I use call forwarding, Skype-to-go, and Skype online numbers extensively. Recently they changed their cost scheme. What can I use to replace it? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Best way to stay in touch with family back in the States?

Moving to Germany next year, how best to stay in touch with everyone back in the US? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Video chat US/China?

What is the best US/China video chat option? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Better-quality voice calling, complete with silences and breath sounds?

Is there any VOIP or other audio-chat-over-the-internet software that doesn't massively compress the audio and flatten quiet moments into complete silence? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

4G VoiP tablet instead of Cell Phone?

My T-Mobile contract expires in a couple months, and I'm considering ditching smartphones entirely and getting a tablet, instead. Anyone have any experience with this? Especially VoIP experience. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Skype + Router?

Is there anyway to use an existing phone with Skype and a wireless router without a PC? [more inside]
posted by fleeba on Sep 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Can I use Google Voice for voicemail without a real phone number?

Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on May 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Thes best way to merge multiple phone numbers and possibly use Google voice?

My work is providing me a Blackberry with voice plan that I'm expected to carry during waking hours and I don't want to carry multiple phones or maintain my $50+/month plan; I'm trying to figure out the best way to merge the two. Oh, and one other catch- I'd like to set up Google Voice for work and would really like to use the additional features that come with getting a Google Voice phone number. [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Great Mac-compatible headset for VOIP?

Recommendations for a great Mac-compatible phone headset or earpiece? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Jan 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Is Skype the best voip solution from Russia to the U.S.?

Is a SkypeOut the "best" solution to call back to the U.S. while travelling through Russia? [more inside]
posted by toomuch on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

D&D via VOIP?

Tips for D&D via Skype (especially audio tips?) [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jun 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Open-Source VOIP for personal / educational use

Can anyone recommend an open-source-protocol-based just-for-home-use VOIP provider & software? I'm pretty sure I don't want Skype, pretty sure I don't want Yahoo Messenger - security issues, not knowing what's really going on with these packages once they're installed, plus the license/privacy/etc. agreements are long and pretty bad. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does Skype not want to take calls?

Important Skype Issue! I primarily use Skype for voicemails, however I am getting lots of complaints that Skype's line is busy. Every time I open Skype the preferences are set to only allow calls from people in my contact list. I keep setting them to allow calls from anyone and they keep going back to only accepting calls from people in my contacts list. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Is my skype based call center to become a monstrosity, or shall it carry us to the promised land?

Can I set up a temporary call-center with ten different lines using Skype? Or is there another VOIP solution that would cost less than installing new lines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on May 8, 2008 - 9 answers

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter: Please tell me which USB VOiP phones you're using or have tried with your Mac, as the one I have is trash. [more inside]
posted by rudster on Oct 9, 2007 - 3 answers

I need to get a fake phone number that works right!

VOIPeurs, I need a SIP of your wisdom... [more inside]
posted by evariste on Sep 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find a call answering service.

Does anyone have any experience or can recommend a live call answering service? Scads of details inside. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Sep 4, 2007 - 1 answer

Give me a voip voip!

What's the best way to make calls from Israel to North America, and to let others from North America call me at little or no expense? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Aug 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Cheap international cell phone calls using VoIP

Is there a good (and cheap) way to maintain phone communication between US and European cell phones using VoIP or other services, so that neither party needs to make international phone calls? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Jun 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Does Skype turn you/him/her on?

Does Skype "smooth" your voice to make it sound mellower, more seductive etc.? That's my impression; but is there any evidence to support it? I suppose an analogous means of customer retention might be the use in shops of "slimming mirrors".
posted by londongeezer on Feb 20, 2007 - 15 answers

How does VoIP connect to POTS lines?

How exactly do VoIP services place calls to POTS lines? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Jul 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?

What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 9, 2006 - 18 answers

How the $%&# can I get DTMF tones to work with Skype??

How the $%&# can I get DTMF tones to work with Skype?? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Jun 22, 2006 - 4 answers

My Little Telephony

We've decided to get rid of our landline and go with a softphone. The question is: which to choose? We have cable internet. We'd need call in (our own phone number) and call out (ability to call landlines from our PC). For the most part, we'd be talking to people with landlines. I know we can't dial 911 with these-- we have an old cell phone (no more minutes left, but kept charged up) for this purpose. What's better? Skype? Gizmo? Yahoo? Or something else? We know that USB handsets are available with Skype-- what about the others? Also, how would this work with a home network? Are we restricted to calling from one PC or can we do it from any PC in the house?
posted by Shoeburyness on Apr 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Best telephone solution for Skype?

I'm wondering if anyone has experiences using Skype with either a regular phone with an adapter, or with a skype-enabled phone? Any preferences? What works best?
posted by friedapplepie on Sep 20, 2005 - 7 answers

Record Skype conversations?

What's the best (and cheapest) way to record a Skype conversation?
posted by bwerdmuller on Jul 26, 2005 - 3 answers

SkypeOut quality problems

SkypeOut. Just took a credit for 10 $, but the sound quality is markedly worse than the skype-to-skype calls, and also worse than the normal phone. Also, there seems to be a delay in the conversation, which makes it useless for, say, business calls. Any ideas how to remedy this? Or will we have to wait for Skype 0.2? [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Nov 28, 2004 - 6 answers

Non-Skype VOIP

VoIP Filter: I'd like to use an Internet phone system to call my wife in Japan. I've heard good things about Skype, but their horrid billing system won't allow me to buy credit. Can you kind folks recommend competitors to the system? I'd like just a cheap Windows client that I can call regular mobile and home phones with.
posted by LukeyBoy on Nov 3, 2004 - 15 answers

VideoChat with WebCam

I have a webcam and want to do video chat... Is MSN my only alternative? I've been VERY impressed with the quality of the VOIP calls I can make using Skype; is there something similiar for video conferencing with a webcam?
posted by zia on Jul 19, 2004 - 3 answers

Free internet telephony

Free internet telephony? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jun 20, 2004 - 4 answers

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