WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12184 Members
65 Forums
72602 Topics
978361 Posts
72 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
92 registered (11kendo, 18 invisible), 1522 Guests and 194 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 616
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 383
Asbestos shed removal 368
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 353
Paypal help 352
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 307
Best Price for Scarpping my car 282
Lost Mobile Phone 276
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 276
Deportation Row 273
New General Forums
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
17th Jan 2017 10:33pm
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 1:24pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Musicals
by casper
Today at 07:21 AM
What song are you listening to?
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:57 AM
Parking Charges
by paxvobiscum
Today at 01:06 AM
Question Time
by paxvobiscum
Today at 12:50 AM
Spy in the wild
by cools
Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by granny
Yesterday at 10:10 PM
Asbestos shed removal
by Snodvan
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by locomotive
Yesterday at 06:31 PM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by venice
Yesterday at 05:44 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#286674 - 25th Jan 2009 5:55pm Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline?
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
Hi
I was wondering if anyone else uses Skype for incoming as well as outgoing calls.
And if so do you use just a handset with your PC (PC needs to be on) or do you have a wifi phone (no PC needed)?
Trying to figure out whether to ditch the landline. Have just got subscription for UK unlimited calls (1.95) and 10 of Pay As You Go (for 0845 numbers etc).
If you use it do you give people your Skype number or your mobile as main number?
Thinking of doing that you see and also the Skype for leaving voicemails if needed. PC is on most of the time when we are here so would make sense to have SKype and if emergency we could use mobile (Skype won't dial 999), or people can contact us on mobile.

Maybe I should do a review of what happens after a month. I've learn a lot about SKype today - never even knew you could have an incoming number.

Anyway - if you've already been there please let me know if its worth it!
_________________________


Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#286700 - 25th Jan 2009 6:37pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: MissGuided]
Pomp Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 19th Aug 2005
Posts: 5253
Loc: Wirral
All i know about skype is that u can have a handheld skype mobile that u simply top up 10 a month and u get unlimited free calls to other skype users but to other networks u have to use your 10 credit.

Those who have the skype software installed on the pc will be able to contact u through ur skype mobile and also to pc to pcs.

Not really sure if its worth it as a main home line though shrugs

Top
#286865 - 26th Jan 2009 8:29am Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: Pomp]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I have it installed on my laptop.

dont use it alot as i dont have many contacts (just family) I think its very good after all its free.

I dont know anything about the mobiles tho frown

Top
#286885 - 26th Jan 2009 11:51am Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: Wheels]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
That's the problem - I have argued with Rick that if this is going to be a seemless change from a landline to skype we will need a WiFi phone - these do not need your PC to be on all the time to receive calls. They connect straight to your broadband through the router and have the skype software built in.

BUT...these handsets start at about 70 - 80. I'm wondering if its gonna work and if its worth risking spening that much on a handset. I guess there's always ebay if it doesn't work out. Might even look for a phone on there (but even on there they aren't cheap).
_________________________


Top
#298923 - 9th Mar 2009 2:34pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: MissGuided]
alfietuppa Offline
Member

Registered: 15th Jan 2009
Posts: 58
Loc: birkenhead
hi does any body know how i can connect my phone line but not bt or virgin

Top
#298957 - 9th Mar 2009 3:07pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: alfietuppa]
AX_125 Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
erm, i don't think you really have any other options. All the telephone infastruction etc belong to bt and the cable must belong to virgin.
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#298960 - 9th Mar 2009 3:11pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: AX_125]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Skype is totally different from your landlines.

Skype is a 100% VOIP solution and uses a softswitch solution rather than one of the PBX BT System X switches.
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#298963 - 9th Mar 2009 3:20pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: StuyMac]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
I'm on it and its working so far as I got a proper handset - a wireless one - though not a wifi one - so PC has to stay on to use it.
_________________________


Top
#299005 - 9th Mar 2009 5:00pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: MissGuided]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
wow skype!

Had loads of fun with that when it 1st came out laugh

Used to just use our pc with a hi frequency car microphone and the amplifier connected to the pc.

Had another pc running in the background with soundboards of arnold swartznigger, jack black, jim carrey etc which was hooked to the skype pc audio input.

Used to wind other skype users up, it was fooking hilairious raftl
They were the days laugh
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#299115 - 9th Mar 2009 8:30pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: _Ste_]
Tony_1985 Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
I have it installed and use it now and then, but still prefer the landline

Top
#299179 - 9th Mar 2009 9:32pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: Tony_1985]
Pete_Robbo Offline

Keep It Real !!
Wiki Guide

Registered: 11th Aug 2008
Posts: 6640
Loc: Wirral
I used to use it about a year ago I found that it slowed down my pc lots

crap
_________________________







Top
#299417 - 10th Mar 2009 12:42pm Re: Skype? Does anyone use it instead of a landline? [Re: Pete_Robbo]
_jase_
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: _Ste_
wow skype!

Had loads of fun with that when it 1st came out laugh

Used to just use our pc with a hi frequency car microphone and the amplifier connected to the pc.

Had another pc running in the background with soundboards of arnold swartznigger, jack black, jim carrey etc which was hooked to the skype pc audio input.

Used to wind other skype users up, it was fooking hilairious raftl
They were the days laugh



withthat they were the days raftl

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:01 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:16 AM
For Sale & Free
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:54pm
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
18th Jan 2017 8:10pm
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
16th Jan 2017 8:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13668
Newest Members
Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob
12184 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:16 AM
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:01 PM
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
18th Jan 2017 1:02pm
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by granny
18th Jan 2017 11:46am
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
16th Jan 2017 5:58pm
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Yesterday at 09:07 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:42 AM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears 109
Question Time 107
Parking Charges 101
Paper Recycling. ? 98
Kitten found Arrowe park car park 56
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:13am
Sunset Fri 4:33pm
Local Time Fri 9:36am
WikiWirral Can . . . .