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About Skype

We are using Skype to phone home to Canada and make calls around the south of France. Skype was originally a computer-to-computer voice and video means of communicating, but now it is possible to connect with a landline or mobile phone. While computer-to-computer calling is free, calling a landline or cell phone is quite inexpensive. Our calls back to Canada cost 2.4 cents a minute. I opened an account with Skype before we left - minimum deposit was $CDN14.00 - we've made about 30 calls so far - still over $8.00 in the account. I chose an option that tops up my account when the balance drops below $3.00.

The computer at our rental has the Skype program loaded on a laptop and headphones are available. I just log into my account and either click on a pre-loaded number add a new number and save it.

How good is Skype as a communications option for Slow Travelers?

It's GREAT!!!

Comments (1)

Laura :

Cool! I've never heard it explained so succinctly nor so easily! I've been kind of "Skype-fobic", but I think I'll try it this summer!

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