[kwlug-disc] Dump skype on Monday night

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 13:23:21 EDT 2011


Hey Steve,

What is the name of the BB app you mentioned that will do call forwarding
to a voip line?  Do you know of anything for the iPhone with similar
functionality?


Thanks!  Oksana


On 6 June 2011 15:02, Steven Blatchford <sblatchford at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14:50 Mon 06 Jun, unsolicited wrote:
> >Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 06/06/2011 2:06 PM:
> >>On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> >>wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 10:25:24AM -0700, John Kerr wrote:
> >>>>Perhaps some of us may want to try setting up Skype
> >>>>alternatives with our
> >>>
> >>>Laptops.
> >>>
> >>
> >>The main issue with whichever Skype alternative is that you have to
> >>convince all your friends and family to switch to another product.
> Critical
> >>mass, social hurdle, ...etc.
> >
> >Perhaps dumb questions, but:
> >
> >1. There are Skype alternatives?
> >- for the moment, let's ignore the client and talk about the backbone.
> >- i.e. To Khalid's point, presumably the alternative has to have a
> >solid, wide-ranging presence - if we're to convince those we talk to
> >to consider trying the alternative. What might they be - google?
> >(Given Android?)
> >
> >2. Why switch from Skype?
> >- I get that MS has purchased Skype - have there been any intimations
> >or news of 'nefariousness'?
> >
>
> Not totally related, but one could just use voip.  Call IP to IP or if
> needed IP out the telco network.  I use linphone.
>
> Going further off-topic, one could use My5 Canada to get a dial tone
> from a voip provider and then dial out from there.  There are calling
> card apps for blackberry, maemo etc to automate this.
>
> -steve
>
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