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Replacement land line [Dec. 17th, 2008|08:07 pm]
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The last useful function of my land line was to call my cell phone when I'd misplaced it. Not worth the monthly charge! But I'd always been a bit regretful about giving it up -- until today, when I had a sudden rush of brains to the head and got a Skype account.

You have to pay to call out to ordinary phones, but U.S. time is less than two and a half cents per minute. (Also, the first call is free, so I won't actually pay until the next time I lose my phone.)
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[User Picture]From: yezida
2008-12-18 01:53 am (UTC)
can you receive calls from a land line via Skype?
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-12-19 02:21 am (UTC)
Yes. It's about $60/year. (Skype-to-Skype is free; for $30 per year you get unlimited calls from your Skype account to landlines and cell phones in the U.S. and Canada, and for another $30/year a number that people can use to call your Skype account. For another $70/year you can call land lines in many European and Latin American countries, and land lines or cell phones in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.)
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[User Picture]From: redswirl3
2008-12-18 05:35 pm (UTC)
I have used skpe once now, (LOL) to talk to
swansister and lillitu_shahar. It was fun to have a 3 way chat from CA to WV.
My skype name is redswirl3.
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-12-19 02:22 am (UTC)
Mine is garawa.
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[User Picture]From: redswirl3
2008-12-24 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the information about land line skyping.
Most interesting.
I also added you as a skype contact.
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