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    Skype,How easy is it ?

    Just got a call from a friend in Italy asking me to go to his house and set up a web cam and Skype so he can talk to the wife and kids, Now i am pretty computor savvy but have never bothered with messaging of any kind, So the question is how hard is it to set up and what would i need, Also he is on orange broadband with a USB modem so would this cause any problems ?.

    Another thing is this free or do you need to use a paid for service ?.

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    You say you are computor?? savvy, but you are asking the simplest of questions...
    Its easy btw.

    its pretty simple just download skype add his id to it and then can call each other pc to pc should automatically detect the webcam if its plugged in and set up

    its free to use between puter to puter

    You just download it, i think you have to payu for credits.

    It's simple. Download and install. At the minimum, it would work for chatting only.

    If the webcam/microphone is already installed, then it will pick it up and your done.

    Lastly, you'll need to set up an account (which it will guide you through doing) and then pass this onto your friend in italy.

    Skype to Skype is free.

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    as they said above its easy you download it install it add the IDs and you can VoIP free. if you want to ring telephones then u need credits

    Dead easy.

    Me and all my fogie friends use it.

    Free international video calls.

    If we can do it, it must be easy to use! :w00t:

    Original Poster

    The real problem is he is in Italy using a friends laptop so communicating until it is set up is the real problem ,Do you just need the other users skype ID to communicate onece it is set up,

    tonyg1962;6846160

    The real problem is he is in Italy using a friends laptop so … The real problem is he is in Italy using a friends laptop so communicating until it is set up is the real problem ,Do you just need the other users skype ID to communicate onece it is set up,



    Well you cant communicate to yourself..

    tonyg1962;6846160

    The real problem is he is in Italy using a friends laptop so … The real problem is he is in Italy using a friends laptop so communicating until it is set up is the real problem ,Do you just need the other users skype ID to communicate onece it is set up,


    Both install software.

    Contact each other with Skype ID.

    Sorted.

    Why not read the help on the skype web site.

    skype.com/int…ed/

    It always amazes me that companies provide all this info and people dont even bother to loook for it.

    Original Poster

    cannyscot;6846213

    Both install software.Contact each other with Skype ID.Sorted.



    Thanks i will get it set up and he can pay for the calls until it is working lol.just didnt want to spend half an hour on the phone to italy swapping info,

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    same as setting up msn really, exactly same idea

    Original Poster

    sassie;6846273

    same as setting up msn really, exactly same idea



    Lol never used MSN just usually ring people ,

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    tonyg1962;6846296

    Lol never used MSN just usually ring people ,



    honestly, just go to skype, download it to comp and get yaself a username, send other person username, and away you go

    Is it Orange mobile broadband?

    Surely, usage of Skype (and video too at that) is not permitted over that?

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    gregshukla;6846419

    Is it Orange mobile broadband?Surely, usage of Skype (and video too at … Is it Orange mobile broadband?Surely, usage of Skype (and video too at that) is not permitted over that?



    No sorry its a landline but but its a usb modedm which he mentioned seems to disconnect regularly,
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