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Phone of Stone

Give me a reason to keep Skype

I have two Belkin phones, the Phillips portable dual purpose phone, and a Vosky telephone adapter - four ways to use skype WITHOUT a computer.  I also have a maximum expanded Linksys CIT300 with four handsets, all you can configure the thing with.  Also a cheapie skype handset I used with the laptop, not to mention three webcams.

Most of this stuff dates from 2006, in that era just before Secondlife got voice and we all were using Skype to talk to each other.  However since that brief period of heavy skype use I have not had occasion totalk to anyone on it, and I think my last Skype conversation was a couple of years ago.

Now with google voice and IP telephones I doubt I will use skype again.  I don't talk to anyone out of the country, and since I tested the webcams I have not used them since.  Its probably time to rip all of this stuff out and sell it on Ebay.

Anybody else still a skype user?  Any reason I should hold onto this stuff?

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shockwave77598 February 17th, 2010
I still use skype. We do our star wars rpg and now our DnD with it.

titanic February 17th, 2010
You do DND over skype?

I still have my original DND set somewhere - back when the whole thing was just four little books.

I'd be interested in listening in on a session sometime if you can conference an extra person in. For that matter, I might even be interested in getting back into it.

shockwave77598 February 17th, 2010
this is 4th ed, and sorry, but atm the party is closed. I will certainly tell you if an opening appears though - the DM is worried about being overloaded again and is keeping it limited for now.

We WERE playing it in SL with voice. Skype is far better sound quality though.

See below

titanic February 17th, 2010
Any of the remaining skype stuff you want for your DND group let me know.

c_eagle February 17th, 2010
Maybe at least keep one, yep!

dustmeat February 17th, 2010
I use it all the time.

OK then, take your pick

titanic February 17th, 2010
The following pieces of Skype equipment were just removed from service here. If any of this works for you, let me know and I will send it.

You get first pick, then I will be handing the rest out to anyone else on my friends list that needs it or selling it on Ebay.

1. Linksys CIT300 maxed out with FOUR handsets, all of which can make skype calls. This is a dual purpose set and the handset that originally came with it can function as a regular telephone as well. The other three can receive phone calls but can only call out through skype.

2. Vosky call center. You put this inbetween your regular phone and the wall and it lets you make and receive skype calls over your existing phone - but it needs a USB connection to a computer running skype to work. Doesn't need AC power though.

3. "simply phone" USB handset for skype. You use this with a regular skype setup, its just a handset that routes the skype call through it rather than tie up your existing computer sound system - kind of like what a USB headphone would do, except it has a keypad to make calls with.

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