I don’t generally blog about Windows PC stuff but thought this worth sharing with you. I’m not a fan of Windows Vista but have started using one of my laptops again and was initially dissapointed that the onboard Skype Gadget didn’t work 😦 Then after a search on good old Google, I found v.1.4 of the gadget that does work! 🙂 🙂 🙂 See http://victorhurdugaci.com/projects/skypegadget. Oh BTW you can catch me on Skype under the name Palmtopman, well it had to be….
Skype, the very popular VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) internet telephone/text tool has been available for a while free from www.skype.com and is now available free from the online Ovi Store. It just confirms the worldwide popularity of Skype when you’re online on a PC to see in excess of 15,000,000 Skype users online; actually at the time of writing this blog, I’ve seen 20,794,949 online!
Since I’ve used Skype online via 3G from ‘3’ on my Nokia N97 Mini, I’ve found connection to be stable especially when travelling. Skype is a particularly useful method of communication as calls are free and won’t use up an adverse amount of your data allowance from your home/work broadband or mobile 3G contract. Most data users on their mobile smartphones luckily get (if they ask for it) from 250MB-1GB/month. I particularly get 1GB/month (along with adequate talk time and a load of texts) for a mere £15/month from ‘3’! 🙂 🙂 🙂