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Postby second time around » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 2:48 am

An additional benefit to using skype is that you can go face to face on webcam while you talk if both users have skpe and broadband. Again, totally free. I use it to chat with friends and family who are all over the globe. We only use our phone for local calls and call via Skype when we call international.

Thanks mod. :-)

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Skype URL

Postby Leone and John » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 9:43 pm

Thank you. !!

....and for those that do not know about Skype, click on the following URL:

There are no "hidden" costs or sneaky deals........but read all about it for yourself.

The usual phone cards are of great benefit when you are mobile, ie: travelling. But from home, Skype is by far the best way to go for OS calls. You do not have to have webcam, nor does the person "at the other end" have to have skype installed. It just works out cheaper if they do. :-)

Anyway.....the URL is there for you to check it out for yourself.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:44 pm

second time around,

We spend a lot of our own personal time on these forums (for free) to help people (although we post in our personal capacities except when we sign off as Moderator). :wink: And most of us can be rather ascerbic at times I will admit.

Can you imagine if we allowed free for all advertising in the threads. You would have to dig through 300,000 MLM, Nigerian Phone dealers, and slimming fads to find a single post that might be trying to answer your question. When people post links that actually are meant to help others we are all for posting of same. However, we don't think much of people registering just to post advertising of their own companies. You would be surprised at the lengths some will go to do so (blogs are the current favourite).

I have added your Skype link to my Expat links page a little while ago. Thanks for the link.


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Postby Leone and John » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 7:54 pm

Can well imagine your concern.....have been owner/moderator for many years on various "mailing lists" so understand what you are saying and appreciate the situation you are in. :-)

But as you point out, to help others with the extra information of where they can get something or find out about whatever, then 'posting' a URL link to help them is not considered an "advertisement" as such!

Thanks for the work you do in moderating all of us. :-)
Leone + John Fabre

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