Skype is a cheap way to talk… is it?
Today I was beginning to write a post on one thing that really annoys me from the new business version of skype. As soon as I dial in to a conference call, while I am hearing the “welcome to the microsoft conference calling center….” message I always start dialing the passcode. However, every time I am doing it I get a “Your microphone is too quiet message”. I know my microphone is quiet, I am not talking. I am dialing in. Thanks for the info, but can you show a balloon or a different message?
The bottom line is when you show the message, you move the dial pad which makes me miss and have to dial in again and talk to myself which makes me feel stupid.
But back to my new thought. Skype is cheap, yes. But today I checked how much money I have spent in the last couple of years and SURPRISE! I’ve spent $895. Seems pretty steep. However makes me wonder how much it would’ve costed me if I used traditional methods.
I was impressed when I saw $895, but given that a 30 minute call is like $20 through traditional lines calling the US from Costa Rica, I am delighted to pay for Skype. Little by little you see your payments grow to close to 1k!
Date Item Amount Status
8-Oct-09 Auto Top Up on low balance $10.00 Delivered
1-Oct-09 Auto Top Up on low balance $10.00 Delivered
27-Sep-09 Unlimited US & Canada 1 month $2.95 Delivered
18-Sep-09 Online number, 12 month subscription $30.00 Delivered
27-Aug-09 Unlimited US & Canada 1 month $2.95 Delivered
12-Aug-09 Auto Top Up on low balance $10.00 Delivered
27-Jul-09 Unlimited US & Canada 1 month $2.95 Delivered
30-Jun-09 Auto Top Up on low balance $10.00 Delivered
I have skype in, skype out, voice mail, forwarding and more and I would have to say that it is definitively worth it!