1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just sharing that Microsoft now have their very own Skype website. :)

    Skype and Microsoft
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    10-16-2011 04:32 AM
  2. cedarlog's Avatar
    thank you thank you
    going to post it in another forum
    10-16-2011 05:09 AM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft bough skype?
    10-16-2011 08:03 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft bough skype?
    VOIP - Voice Over IP. Internet phone calls are kind of the wave of the future. Carriers don't like VOIP because people don't use their minutes. I have Skype on my computer for making phone calls and on my Nokia N8 for making phone calls.
    10-16-2011 08:11 AM
  5. power5's Avatar
    Video calling is going to be my use for it. I never use anywhere near my call minutes. Funny that on the site it lists all the platforms for it and windows phone is not on it. I hope the video calls will be free for windows phone users. And not just to windows users but if I call my friends who have apple phones.
    10-16-2011 08:46 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Video calling is going to be my use for it. I never use anywhere near my call minutes. Funny that on the site it lists all the platforms for it and windows phone is not on it. I hope the video calls will be free for windows phone users. And not just to windows users but if I call my friends who have apple phones.
    In France you get video calling directly through the carrier, and it works great. No 3rd party application is needed. I don't know how the rest of Europe is. This is something U.S. carriers need to implement.
    10-16-2011 08:55 AM
  7. Winterfang's Avatar
    I have an unlimited plan but I though the reason was other. Why would Microsoft want to hurt their relationship with carriers?
    10-16-2011 09:10 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I have an unlimited plan but I though the reason was other. Why would Microsoft want to hurt their relationship with carriers?
    I think carriers are coming around to the idea of VOIP. At first AT&T in the states wouldn't allow Skype on the iPhone. Then they allowed Skype on the iPhone, but only when you were on WiFi, not their data network. Now they allow Skype on the iPhone without restrictions.
    10-16-2011 09:16 AM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    3 UK were the first network in the world to allow Skype calling on their network, many years ago (2007) and brought out Skype mobile handsets too.

    3 Skypephone Review | Mobile Phones | CNET UK

    (Boring fact of the day LOL)

    Needless to say mr gadget had to have one. (I have 2 and they are still in use today)

    Apps for most 3 phones were available too. Those were the days. :)
    10-16-2011 09:26 AM
  10. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    MS might also put out some of those interesting devices that have the full OS but no radio. They can use wifi and Skype and avoid all the monthly charges. You can use VOIP on the iPod Touch and Samsung has a version of their Android Galaxy S II without the radio that they are actively encouraging to be used for VOIP. It's not available in the US though.
    10-16-2011 10:04 AM
  11. cedarlog's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft bough skype?
    they want to impelement skype in all their services

    like windows- xbox -windows phone 7 - office - Lync servers etc

    here some statement from Microsoft news center

    first article

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=lbZZ-b0r
    """"Microsoft has a long-standing focus and investment in real-time communications across its various platforms, including Lync (which saw 30 percent revenue growth in Q3), Outlook, Messenger, Hotmail and Xbox LIVE.

    Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.""""


    Second Article
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=jJ8dqQUp

    """"Microsoft and Skype will remain focused on their shared goal of connecting all people across all devices and accelerating both companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. The completion of the acquisition also marks the official introduction of Skype as a new business division within Microsoft."""""
    Last edited by torchxit; 10-16-2011 at 03:57 PM.
    10-16-2011 03:37 PM
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