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The only recommendation I have is to shut it down after using it, not just 'hang up.' I had similar experiences in the past, especially as they added features.
I will say that I have found Skype to be a powerful tool, especially on keeping down expenses during overseas trips. However, for anything requiring presentations or sharing, I try to use GoTo Meeting which has an associated cost, but is more secure.
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The system works fine for me. Thanks for the heads up about "unshare" or hanging up.
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Using their options of creating virtual telephone numbers in different countries offers you
a) the flexibility of easy access by your customers / prospects
b) saves time and costs
My experience with the quality of the services is mostly linked to the "last mile".
We've been using Skype for a little while now. I work with co-workers in other states and the video conference capabilities and application sharing (w/ Yugma) have been extremely helpful for our development meetings (and have cut costs - we used to use WebEx to share applications). It has also been great when our people are on the road during sales or training trips. Shorter update meetings while on the road seem to be much more effective than a longer meeting after the engineer returns.
However, I would not use this with customers because it does have a tendency to drop off - not too mention the continued application sharing you mentioned - that could be a nightmare! But for informal meetings between co-workers it has been great and you can't beat the price!
Thanks for all the exchange. The tips are good.
Would Vonage be a good alternative?
Fortis, Are you trying to get a "cheap" analysis on the service of the company you investmented in, or are you a real user.
Either way. Vonage has an extensive explanation why they think they are better than the competition.
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Skype, I could not survive without this wonderful tool. Whether I'm communication with someone in Hong Kong or the US, its the tool that makes my communication effortless. I really don't use anyother communication tool with my vendors, they all love it.
Thanks for the unshare aspect of the tool I will keep in mind this potential problem.
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I just tried skype the other day - and one person kept dropping off, and then when we all hung up - - I later came back to my computer and realized that I could still see his desktop. Apparently, he forgot to "unshare." Good news is that nothing confidential showed up or anything. New to skype. Any experience people can share on best practices?