Calling the US from Europe with Skype

I arrived in Germany this morning. Before I left I setup our home machines in San Francisco with Skype so I could call home without having to pay. We had our first Skype converstation this evening using an open wifi access point I found. It was definitely telephone quality and totally free, excellent! I look forward to trying it with the PocketPC version when I’m out and about without the laptop.

I also plan to try Skype Out this trip to call my folks in Maine on their land line since their PC is still on dialup. At 2c per minute it’s actually more expensive than some of the land line dialing services here in Germany which offer US calls for 1.4c but I want to try it out for the fun of it!

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