[kwlug-disc] Dump skype on Monday night

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 09:46:27 EDT 2011


Hi Steve et al,

I found a couple I might try out:

http://www.counterpath.com/bria-iphone-edition.html
http://www.acrobits.cz/4/acrobits-softphone-for-iphone
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calling-card/id291900272?mt=8

Thanks!  Oksana


On 7 June 2011 13:31, Steven Blatchford <sblatchford at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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