Sunday, October 5, 2008

New toy: Skype

I use to think of myself as an early adopter but I am late in discovering Internet telephone. My brother has moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and we were worried that we would miss the once a week phone calls we enjoyed when he was in Boston. He has been bugging me for years to download Skype, a free (or nearly free) Internet phone service.

When he moved last month, I finally did it and....it's wonderful. I highly recommend it. I trotted over to Office Depot and picked up a Logitech web camera and microphone for $29.95. And now we chat a couple of times a week with sound and live video streaming. It's not always perfect but it is so 21st century.

I haven't talked Mark into signing up yet. But hope to soon.

3 comments:

ABNPOPPA said...

'dad,

Sounds like something to invest in. My fingers get tired of texting to Jacob!

MightyMom said...

too cool.

you make my corded phone ashamed.

UncleSteve said...

I'm the brother,and it is a cheap way to call phones, too!