To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger

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Subject: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger
  Sharon,

Have you tried the latest Yahoo Messenger with voice? Where I live, the internet speed is just 31.2 Kbps,but the voice quality is so good that it is even better than regular phone. The only thing you will need is a good head set. I found that having a separate ear piece with a clip-on micorphone works the best. For the past two months I have not spent a cent calling my friend in canada and we usually talk at least for an hour everyday. You can download the latest version of Yahoo messenger from http://ca.beta.messenger.yahoo.com/.

[17-08-2005,01:48]
[**.71.114.33]
TJT
(in reply to: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger)
thanks. have looked at VOIP. the rates I have been quotes for computer calling cell phone is the same as I am paying now. I will look again.
[17-08-2005,05:03]
[***.20.170.23]
sharon
(in reply to: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger)
In the case of Yahoo messenger, there is no payment involved, while the technology I beleive is VOIP. Once both of you are logged on, click on your friend´ icon and you get the chat window. On the chat window you find an icon of telephone and clik on that and your friend hears the ring from you. Try it out. It is as good or better than regular telephony. Have been using it for the past 2 months
[17-08-2005,06:35]
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TJT
(in reply to: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger)
I dream it could be so easy. we are 9 hours difference in time zones and he only has computer access at work. As it is, I drag myself out of bed at night so we can quietly instant message while he should be working :) or we catch each other as someone is going to sleep.

Phone calls are always a problem. I am convinced his country´s phone network is looked after by two women who take their lunch breaks and cigarette breaks a the same time. We can go hours and sometimes days without being able to make a network connection. Thank goodness for cell phones so he does not have to sit at home waiting for me to call. Any VOIP I have inquired about is charging comparable rates to what I am currently paying for computer to cell communication.

Unfortunately, there is a down side to the cell phone use. not sure whether it is the quality of the components or the wattages required, he has experienced a form of radiation (magnetic field) sickness. It was so bad he had to have tissue removed from behind his ear. Land lines in his country are so scarce that everyone lives with a cell. Apparently he is not the only one who has had problems.

[17-08-2005,15:14]
[***.20.170.23]
sharon
(in reply to: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger)
I agree, time difference is a major issue and if he doesn´t have computer access at home, using the voice facility of yahoo is just not feasible. You can´t be seen at the office with a headset attached to year ears and talking away.

For me too the time difference is 7 hours. My friend stays awake till 1.00 am so that we can talk. But he has a comp at home, so that is not an issue. At other times I call him in the morning (Canadian time) and ask him to log on and then we talk. As you said, telephone calls, eith through VOIP or otherwise is expensive and I know what you are talking about. Anyway, all the best to you.Hope you can work something out which will be easier on your pocket

[18-08-2005,01:26]
[**.71.114.34]
TJT
(in reply to: To Sharon - For phone try Yahoo Messenger)
Sharon: Have you heard of skype (skype.com)? Both users have to be registered (which is free), and then all calls or IM between computers are free. Since your sweetie only has a computer at work, he can register his phone instead, and you can make very inexpensive calls between your computer and his phone. I suppose the phone can be a cell, but you might want to double check that. Might be worth looking into...
[18-08-2005,14:21]
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wannabecanadian
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