[kwlug-disc] Dump skype on Monday night

Steven Blatchford sblatchford at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 13:31:39 EDT 2011


Hello Oksana,

I like your name; very European sounding.

The app is called BlaCaDa and cost $2.99.  I'm not sure about the
iPhone, but I'm quite sure there will be an app.  I will ask around and
let you know.

-steve


On 13:23 Tue 07 Jun, Oksana Goertzen wrote:
>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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