not being able to use Skype is a big problem

Dave O'Connor doc at
Thu Jul 3 19:57:28 CEST 2008

On Thu, 3 Jul 2008, Forrest Sheng Bao wrote:

> Well, I happen to have a bunch of friends which are not tech geeks, as well
> as my family members. They can follow instructions to use Skype without
> bothering me. Plus, I am using SkypeIn/SkypeOut plan. I don't have a cell
> phone. So I hope I can continue using it on my new handset. Probably I will
> wait for a while to purchase later version of Neo when I have time to hack
> it. Currently, to save time, I will choose N810, which has everything I need
> out of the box.
> PS: If you wanna call a traditional telephone from a VoIP client, there must
> be a company providing the service to bridging Internet and telephony
> network, right? Do you have such open source solutions? I think the company
> need to pay money to telephony service operator. Who will pay it? works with ekiga on my desktop, and on my n800 it's basic 
sip with call out functionality. I haven't shopped around though and have 
only used it once via ekiga on my desktop but it worked perfectly.

> Cheers,
> Forrest
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 1:21 AM, Knight Walker <moko at> wrote:
>> Most people don't want to run Skype, they just happen to run it because
>> everyone they talk to through it uses it. They don't really care other
>> than it makes calls cheap/free. Maybe they use Skype-in/out but from
>> what I've seen, most don't. Personally, I prefer a "normal" VoIP (SIP)
>> client, but I don't have a big group of Skype-using friends.
>> -KW
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