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skype groupon

There is a great Groupon today to save money on phone calls!

Get unlimited US calling for an entire year plus an adapter to use your phone over the internet for $30.  Or you can get 3 months of unlimited international calling plus the phone adapter for $30.

We gave up having a real landline phone years ago and have had internet based phone service since then.  You really can’t tell a service quality issue, but you can really tell a difference in the cost and savings!!

Has anyone used skype for phone calls?  Would love to hear your thoughts.

 

 

    • Chris

      My boss had Skype for a while and hated it – the call quality was awful and he had dropped calls all of the time.  He finally switched to a landline provider (Comcast).

      I had another coworker use the MagicJack and that was awful too – he said it wasn’t worth the money because calls wouldn’t come through a lot or there would be poor quality on the connection.  And you always have to have the computer on to receive calls.

      I use Charter and it works great.  I get unlimited calling for the same price as Skype without any difficulties and no requirements (I even have a second line for faxing).  I’m thinking about switching to Sprint for my one line though – they have a deal for $19.99/mo for unlimited calling but you have to sign-up on a 2 year agreement.  But right now the device needed is free and you can use any regular home phone with it.

    • Laurakc181

      I used to have a landline and honestly was one of the last of my friends to finally get a cell phone, but now I can’t even fathom even getting a landline or even internet phone at all.  I use just a cell phone all the time and it is just fine.

    • Lmoore77

      We have used Skype for many years and think it is good.  It is not our primary use for phone calls but we have family members that travel overseas for work and it’s great to talk and see them through Skype.  Sometimes doesn’t work great, but overall I would say it’s good.

      As for Chris below, we also have MagicJack and have never had problems while using it.  My aunt uses it for work and also never have problems.  She has been using it for a couple years.  It works well because all her calling is long distance.  We now just use cell phones but have MagicJack for emergency if no cell phone is around.

      • my best friend’s mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here CashLazy.com

      • The success of Magic Jack, skype, or any internet softphone application varies a lot depending on factors specific to the individual user like the internet speed, computer specs, etc. That’s why you find such a variation on ‘love it’ versus ‘hate it’.

    • MaryAnn

      I’ve been using Skype for years and it’s a great addtion to a landline especially for long distance call. But nothing replaces a real landline. Skype has login issue when upgrading software. Internet could be slow sometimes and the computer mightbe restarting. Imagine you need to dial 911 when any one of those is gong on. BTW, our cellphone has poor signal at home.

    • Karin

      I have been using Skype in my home for 4 years. It has gotten better as time has passed on, and I will never go back to a land line. I use it for everything, including international calls without a problem. I do have a cell phone for emergencies, since they tell you up front to have a backup.

    • Sunshinye

      yes, I have used skype when I did not have a phone and boy did I saved money. 

    • Prsol

      I luv Skype. My family is in Costa Rica and I used it for every day affordable calling.

      If my sister happens to be connected to the internet, our calls are free (computer to computer) If I’m on the go, I can use the app for Android and call from my own phone without any problems!  I can even video chat from the park while walking my dog! ;-)

    • veronica

      I have used Skype for @ least 10 years. love it. We also have the Skype phones so we are not dependant on just computer use. This adapter looks awesome. I have free phone service with my internet provider but the call quality etc., is so poor and the unsoliceted phone calls are a nightmare . We disconnected the free phone with comcast and only use Skype. Love it.

    • Anonymous

      I used to have a landline and honestly was one of the last of my friends to finally get a cell phone, but now I can’t even fathom even getting a landline or even internet phone at all.  I use just a cell phone all the time and it is just fine.
      @my best friend’s mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here MakeCash4. com

    • Themartins55

      We love Skype – I’ve always used the free service through the Internet. My inlays were able to see our newborn while we were in te hospital last month – they live in Spain.

    • Jerry

         I’ve used Skype a little through my computer, and it was fine.
         At home, I use ooma Internet phone, and it works well.  After buying the unit (about $200), ooma costs only $3.50 per month, and has free unlimited US calls.

    • Farringtonjl

      My husband and I used it while he was in Iraq. It worked pretty good for being free