Microsoft to Fork Over $8.5 Billion for Skype Acquisition

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SpaceTrucker

I was a loyal paid customer of Skype for years, effective immediately, I am pulling my account(s) from Skype and erasing all my information from it! I will NOT be using Skype from now on, since the DEVIL now has control of it!!!

Google voice would be a viable option for voice calls, unfortunately, it doesn't do video, which is what I need and it MUST be able to do ALL calls/texts securely so now I'm on the look out for what will work on my iPad 2 as well as my family/friends windows devices as well as other Apple products. May be looking at VoxOx but it was a pain in the arse to get everyone to switch from Yahell to Skype, now to get them to switch to something else is going to be an even bigger pain!!!

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Loup407

Geoduck: I'd try Google Voice. Although MS has the ability to make Skype better; I don't know that they have the will. They've owned properties like PowerPoint for years; and once you've used Keynote, you can see how they've never really "fixed" PPT.

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Geoduck

Thanks for the idea. GoogleVoice will handle the telephony part but I also am looking for the ability to do video calls.

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Blackmist

Welcome to the new.... Microsoft Windows Live VOIP Technologies Companion Beta!

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Geoduck

Been using Skype for a few years now. Used to work great. Got a little flaky in the last year. Then Skype 5 for Mac came out and it is terrible. But the old client kept working so I grumbled and kept using it. But this is just too much.

Need to move the family to something else. Mac and Win users. Recommendations?

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