Info pls: how to call Skype cheaply

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Ronni, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Ronni

    Ronni Guest

    Advice please. I'm a VOIP rookie.

    ==============================

    Someone has asked me to contact them and has given me a choice of:
    (a) Calling an 07017 number.
    (b) Calling a Skype phone.

    07017 calls are 35p a minute from my Virgin Media landline.

    So I'm looking for a cheap way to call Skype.

    ==============================

    I've never used any VOIP phone service before and, preferably, I would
    like not to pay for credits which I may never use.

    Can one of the specialists here advise me of a cheap way to call a
    Skype number.

    Thankyou.
     
    Ronni, Apr 13, 2008
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  2. In article <Xns9A7F99BD51F2F01A4D@0.0.0.1>, Ronni <> wrote:
    >Advice please. I'm a VOIP rookie.
    >
    >==============================
    >
    >Someone has asked me to contact them and has given me a choice of:
    > (a) Calling an 07017 number.
    > (b) Calling a Skype phone.
    >
    >07017 calls are 35p a minute from my Virgin Media landline.
    >
    >So I'm looking for a cheap way to call Skype.
    >
    >==============================
    >
    >I've never used any VOIP phone service before and, preferably, I would
    >like not to pay for credits which I may never use.
    >
    >Can one of the specialists here advise me of a cheap way to call a
    >Skype number.


    You could simply refuse to call them. It seems that they're deliberately
    making it hard for you to call, so why bother? Ask them why they're not
    giving out a landline number?

    If you want Skype, the start here:

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/

    You'll need a PC to run their software on and a cheap headset to plug
    into the audio ports on your PC. About £1.99 from Tesco. That's good
    enough to get you started.

    Gordon
     
    Gordon Henderson, Apr 13, 2008
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  3. Ronni

    Brian A Guest

    On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 03:55:40 -0700 (PDT),
    wrote:

    >On 13 Kwi, 07:06, Ronni <> wrote:
    >> Advice please. I'm a VOIP rookie.
    >>
    >> ==============================
    >>
    >> Someone has asked me to contact them and has given me a choice of:
    >> (a) Calling an 07017 number.
    >> (b) Calling a Skype phone.
    >>
    >> 07017 calls are 35p a minute from my Virgin Media landline.
    >>
    >> So I'm looking for a cheap way to call Skype.
    >>
    >> ==============================
    >>
    >> I've never used any VOIP phone service before and, preferably, I would
    >> like not to pay for credits which I may never use.
    >>
    >> Can one of the specialists here advise me of a cheap way to call a
    >> Skype number.
    >>
    >> Thankyou.

    >
    >I think the best way is buying headset and install skype on your comp.
    >Yours calls will be free ;))
    >or check some providers ex. from betamax ( whole list is here
    >http://4voip.blogspot.com) webcalldirect got nice price for
    >connections

    The OP was wanting to use Skype to access a 'personal' number. These
    can be very expensive to call. He wanted Skype to get a free call to
    this number destination.
    I can see why you are recommending Betamax as my first thought, when
    anyone mentions Skype, is why bother with that? However, it does have
    its occasional uses and, as an alternative access, this is one of
    them.



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    Brian A, Apr 14, 2008
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