Tag: skype

  • Skype will never succeed as a replacement for your home phone…

    …so long as they’re happy to just “block” people’s accounts and prevent them from using the service. Last night I tried calling my wife and I kept getting “call failed”. So I tried from my computer, thinking my Skype phone was screwy. I got the dreaded “account blocked” message. I rely exclusively on Skype for […]

  • Turn your iPhone into a wifi Skype phone

    There has been a lot of buzz on the intertubes today about Fring.  They’re an Israeli startup who released a fairly popular mobile chat client.  That’s simplifying things – in addition to supporting every major IM client, Fring automatically logs you into wireless hotspots, does VOIP and allows file transfers.  It’s like a mobile version […]