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is this the future? is telecom scared? and is the internet goingto choke?

 
 
thingy
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      05-17-2006
Nova wrote:
> thingy wrote:
>
>> JohnO wrote:
>>
>>> Nova wrote:
>>>
>>>> SkypeOut Now Totally Free in US and Canada
>>>> http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2346
>>>>
>>>> Apparently some ISP's have started blocking skype because it is cutting
>>>> into their own revenue and voip products..(here in nz its probably just
>>>> "shaped" hehe)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Also...
>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060514/...net_neutrality
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hmm, couple of questions:
>>>
>>> 1) They claim totally free, but you need a SkypeOut account which
>>> requires a 10 euro up front purchase.
>>>
>>> 2) They say the caller and callee have to be in the US or Canada, How
>>> can they accurately determine if the caller is in the US or Canada?
>>> I.P. number?
>>>

>>
>> Im taking a guess that by this they mean calls to a land line ie skype
>> user to skype user anywhere in the world is free.
>>
>> off the web site.
>>
>> "Skype is a little program for making free calls over the internet to
>> anyone else who also has Skype. Itís free and easy to download and
>> use, and works with most computers."
>>
>> regards
>>
>> Thing
>>

>
> That has always been free, skype to skype, now it's free to normal
> phones in the US which is a pretty big step...


Nothing like driving market share.....

Just proves that it is all data but Telcos try and convince us that
voice is more valuable and hence worth paying hundrds of times the rate
of data for.....then of course turn it into data themselves....biggest
con out there.

regards

Thing


 
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