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Re: The future of Skype for Linux

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: The future of Skype for Linux
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 15:57:20 +0200

* Miles Bader:

> Florian Weimer <> writes:
>>> One very convenient thing about Skype is the "skype in" and
>>> "skype out" services -- they let you use skype for calling from a normal
>>> phone, or calling somebody on a normal phone.  Are there any companies
>>> that offer this service using a free protocol...?
>> Uhm, there are many, many SIP providers out there.
> hm, learning the term "SIP" is very useful then... (thanks!)
> Any recommendations?

Depends on the region where you live or make most calls.  SIP
providers are typically interconnected by the E.164 scheme and use it
internally as well, so cross-provider calls tend to incur a fee
(similar to Skype).

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