Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Skype Revolution

The first phone call!

We have heard through the grapevine here about skype, but we haven't paid it much attention, mostly because I am a technophobe and have to be pushed into anything new on the computer. Well, my mom got skype and mentioned it to us, so we figured we better really do some researching. Um, well, we went to the website, Dave downloaded skype for free and here are the results: with a simple headset we can talk to anyone in the world for free if we do it computer to computer, and only 2 cents a minute computer to telephone. Dave even bought a webcam but he hasn't yet got that working. My mom called us this morning while we happened to be online and we could see her and hear her beautifully. Hard to believe that thousands of miles and 16 hours time difference can be so easily erased, and for free. So, if anyone is interested in trying it, click here on skype, follow the directions, get a cheap headset from Target or elsewhere, and give us a call. Our i.d. is arnoldsinchina (how original, right?). You can easily do a search for anyone--just put our i.d. or name in and our skype address will pop up.


Michelle Ellis said...

This is so cool! I have to check it out.

I'd love to talk with you. I miss hearing your voice.(:

H would love to talk with S as well.

Tri-City Writers said...

Arienne -- We use Skype to talk with (and see) my son Michael and his family in Vienna, Austria. My other son, Stephen set it up for us, including a new laptop with built-in camera. Michael and his family (wife Neva and son/grandson Logan) show up on on TV, so it's asif they were in our living room. Wonderful!

Haphazardkat said...

I work in the Tech field and it never ceases to amaze me. :)

I would use it but I despise talking on the phone!! lol

Belinda Starkie said...

Me thinks haphazardkat does not have a daughter or grandchildren...or too many students in some kind of a crisis or another. Well, actually, the latter might be the reason for despising the phone.

ddc said...

Dave Arnold with a webcam! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!