Yesterday I lost my cell phone, which is my primary means of making long-distance phone calls. Luckily, I had read Michael Eagar’s blog post Free Skype to Landlines and Mobiles. I had also received a newsletter from Skype with the announcement. So I realized I should actually start Using Skype to Call Landlines.
I was surprised at how easy it was to make phone calls. The user interface is very friendly, and, while the option is available, you don’t have to create a contact record for every number you dial. I only experienced some delay and a bit of echo if I didn’t use my earphones.
I began sharing the Skype news with my whole family. I thought, wow this is going to make the Skype network explode! It is true, the Skype buzz has doubled in the bogosphere. Check out this chart by Technorati: