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Re: Why no Skype packages?

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:01:12PM +0100, Chris Davies wrote:
> Alan Chandler <alan@chandlerfamily.org.uk> wrote:
> > Rumour has it that the skype protocol will route (other peoples) voice 
> > traffic through your PC even when you are not making a call.
> Not just rumour but confirmed by the "technical" information on Skype's
> own website.

I have heard just to many bad things about skype, eves dropping etc,
sorry why use skype instead of voip.

> > There are STANDARDS in place for voip and it might be better to use 
> > them. [...]
> > There used to be a service called Freeworlddialup which you could 
> > connect to other people in the world, but last year it went over to a 
> > paying service. Since I've never used it, it didn't matter.
> Take a look at a SIP based VoIP softphone such as twinkle or ekiga
> (or a hardware device such as the Sipura/Linksys SPA3102). European
> users can use companies such as Sipgate or SMSListo.com to route phone
> calls bidirectionally between their PC and the world's phone network. UK
> users considering this option could do well to search the archives of
> the usenet newsgroup uk.telecom.voip for plenty of practical details.
> I believe there are also Skype/SIP gateways but I've not (yet) used one.
> Chris

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