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Sprint smartphone with WiFi, Skype?

GadgetFilter: Searching for a smartphone that does WiFi and can run Skype Mobile, preferably for Sprint. Anybody tried this? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jan 23, 2008 - 7 answers

US Internet service providers - prices? options?

American high speed internet: what are the options? What is the price range? Why are the websites of the major companies so bad? [more inside]
posted by jb on Jan 9, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me find a behind the ear bluetooth phone headset with good sound for people on both ends!

I often make calls that I need to take notes during, and have up until now been using the speakerphone function on my cell so I can type. A good friend told me that it sounded unprofessional, it picked up too much other sounds around me, I should consider getting a bluetooth headset for my phone. I did, getting the Jabra BT500, which was the top recommendation in Consumer Reports. It's a stylish behind the ear one. I really liked the looks, the intuitive use of it, that you could get it on your head quickly (I don't want/need to wear it all the time) and that it felt like it would stay on your head. However, in talking with that same straight shooting friend, they said, after two calls, that it was picking up the external sounds even more so, and often even more then my own voice! They suggested looking for one with good noise filtering abilities. That's where you come in. I'd like to know some of your favorites, that you've used for more then a day. [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Jan 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Going completely Skype, wireless and mobile?

I live in a semi-rural area and am incredibly frustrated with my area's landline phone provider. The provider has a monopoly in the area and delays fixing constant faults for many weeks. I want to go completely Skype, wireless and mobile. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Dec 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Why doesn't skype want me to hear anything?

Why does skype keep muting my sound and switching my inputs during calls? [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Nov 10, 2007 - 4 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

Making Skype the ultimate podcast tool...

How to I get sound from my soundcard into Skype? [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I use my iPhone earbuds on my MacBook Pro, with the microphone part working as well?

Can I use my iPhone earbuds as MacBook Pro headset, probably with an adapter? [more inside]
posted by lodev on Oct 3, 2007 - 1 answer

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

Why is Skype sound quality sucking?

Skype Sound Quality: Why does everyone think I'm in a horrible muffled echo chamber when I call them on Skype? Can I do something about this? Is there an alternative to Skype that would allow me decent quality calling to a land-line? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Bluetooth Newbfilter

Can I get one Bluetooth headset to work with my cell phone and my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Sep 5, 2007 - 3 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

How to Communicate (from the US) with our Daughter who is traveling to Strasbourg

I'm in the process of sorting through communication options for my step-daughter who will be spending the next several months in France (We live in the US). I've narrowed it down to a combination of Skype (on Mac OS X at both ends), the purchase of a cell phone locally in France when she arrives, and the use of a prepaid phone card for international calls... I'm hoping for some feedback from those that have tried these methods, and any other ideas you might have, there is, of course.... [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Aug 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Koss SB45: What kind of connector does it have?

Skype Headset Filter: I'm planning on buying a Koss SB45 headset for skyping. My main question: What kind of connector comes off of the end of it [is it just ONE 1/8" miniplug??], and will it work with my Powerbook 15" 1.33Ghz G4 without a USB dongle? (Sub-question: Any skype headsets you'd recommend over the SB45?) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 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

printing skype history

How can I print a list of skype calls from my account? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on May 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Any tools to manage status for multiple messaging clients?

Are there any Windows utilities that manage the status information for multiple IM clients? Skype, MSN, Yahoo... [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Apr 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Skype changing prices?

I am getting the wrong price when I try to buy SkypeIn. Everywhere I look on the Skype webpage, the cost is listed as $12 for 3 months and $38 for 12 months. When I go to check-out, however, it offers me the choice of $18 for 3 months or $60 for 12 months. Is this a poorly-coordinated price hike or something wrong with the check-out?
posted by bethm on Mar 17, 2007 - 4 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

This is what I get for shopping at Best Buy

I just left the States with a rocketfish webcam I'm intending to use with my iBook G4 on Skype. The webcam monitor is working fine, but Skype isn't recognizing any camera as connected. [more inside]
posted by bethm on Jan 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Why do MSN and skype drop out?

Network oddities with XP, MSN and skype. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Dec 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Is it possible to use Skype as a modem?

Finding out for my boss: Can Skype be used as a modem? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 7, 2006 - 20 answers

What is skype doing?

I have a mac. I have skype on the mac. I also have a program called Little Snitch. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on Aug 7, 2006 - 20 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

Online address book?

I would like to make or use a web2.0ish personal address book. Little image for the person, birth date, phone number that opens up skype and starts dialing, address, etc. Does something like this exist? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on May 20, 2006 - 5 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

Help new podcaster with Skype voicemail/audacity

I have Skype-In with voicemail. How can I download the voice messages for use in a podcast? [more inside]
posted by JamesMessick on Feb 13, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I tear out my landline yet?

Is there a wifi-enabled mobile phone out there which can connect to Skype and the like? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Feb 7, 2006 - 26 answers

Skype with a Mac

Skype with a Mac.. I'm thinking of starting to use Skype, but there's one thing holding me back. What wireless USB phones are compatible with the Mac, and where can I get them in the UK? I know Ipevo now provide drivers for the Free-1 phone, but wireless is important to me - without it my wife will never use it.
posted by salmacis on Jan 3, 2006 - 12 answers

USB Phone connection

Just got a USB Telbox to connect normal phone to Computer via USB, so i can use skype AND normal phone. Connected per instructions, configured firewall, system shows all hardware there but no ringtone, no work! OS XP pro, Zone Alarm Pro, DSL
posted by mayl on Dec 15, 2005 - 6 answers

Firefox extension streamlining

Need some firefox help. Is there any way to combine the toolbars from two different extensions? [more inside]
posted by herting on Dec 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Microphone Recommendation for Using Skype?

Can someone recommend a microphone for using Skype? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13 on Sep 23, 2005 - 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

Skype me

Has anyone around here used Skype? Is it any good? I should mention I'm hoping to use it on a dial-up connection.
posted by feelinglistless on May 18, 2005 - 17 answers

PC Headset for many uses

I would like to buy a voice chat headset for my Windows-2000 based computer to use in UT2004/other games and also with Skype. I would like a quality piece but I don't want to pay a lot of money. Suggestions?
posted by selfnoise on Feb 22, 2005 - 4 answers

SkypeOut for Mac?

SkypeFilter: Does anybody know if SkypeOut (PC to phone VoIP) is available with Skype for Mac?
posted by rubin421 on Dec 9, 2004 - 5 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

Mobile Skype

What would I need to get Skype to function on a pda or mobile phone?
posted by timyang on Oct 6, 2004 - 3 answers

OSX, Skype and Bluetooth

I would like to use Skype on OS X with a bluetooth headset. Is this possible? I don't yet have any bluetooth devices and would also like some recommendations.
posted by the biscuit man on Oct 3, 2004 - 4 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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