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Offline Steveboy

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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2016, 06:19:13 AM »
I use my Russian phone where ever I go and have no need ever to change sim cards what ever country Im in and all the time it costs me nothing :)

I use Whats up for everything, never send text/sms messages no need for those, they are history!!

Phone calls are free where ever in the world, just need a Wi Fi point ... If you can't find Wi Fi every few meters well..

If I need to make a phone call without using whats up I will do so, but very seldom need to.

Even Skype is becoming outdated..

I cant think of any better option than Whats up at the moment.. and now its available on desk top to check photos/videos/messages who needs anything else  ;D

https://blog.whatsapp.com/10000621/Introducing-WhatsApps-desktop-app

Sounds not too dissimilar to WhatsApp. Is yours the dodgy Russian bogeyman version?

No its just me.. a simple person from the countryside  :laugh:
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2016, 07:24:20 AM »
Skype may be 'old hat' having been around for yonks but there's one service that I can always use, always contact people on and always works without me needing to use more than one service provider - Skype.
The network effect is huge, especially now that they are integrated into Facebook.
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2016, 07:37:56 AM »
I think WhatsApp   Are bringing video chat in soon. They have already nearly killed off sms/texting over less than 24 months..

Todays news is old news very fast.. I used to use ICQ about 14 years ago, loved it..they could of gone a long way. Not sure if it was a Russian company. Lack of investment and spending the profits probably ended that. I think Mail.ru own it now.

The next big thing will be wearable technology.. The Ukrainian women will be in your pocket all day..thats probably better than your wallet though.
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2016, 09:06:32 AM »
I think WhatsApp   Are bringing video chat in soon. They have already nearly killed off sms/texting over less than 24 months..

Todays news is old news very fast.. I used to use ICQ about 14 years ago, loved it..they could of gone a long way. Not sure if it was a Russian company. Lack of investment and spending the profits probably ended that. I think Mail.ru own it now.

The next big thing will be wearable technology.. The Ukrainian women will be in your pocket all day..thats probably better than your wallet though.

Old Chestnut time!!

Englishman, American and an Irishman playing golf, suddenly a phone rings, and the Englishman points his thumb to his ear and his little finger to his mouth and starts having a phone conversation.

After it's over he is asked, what was that? He says "Latest British technology, speaker implanted in my thumb, microphone in my litle finger.

All seem impressed then a phone rings again, the American just starts talking and after he's finished the others ask what was that?

The American says "Latest US technology, speaker implanted in my ear, microphone in my lip"

Again, all seem very impressed. Then a phone rings again, and suddenly the Irishman disappears into some bushes. Some minutes pass without his return so they go to investigate, and see the Irishman with his trousers round his ankles and toilet paper hanging out of his arse.

The Irishman says "Do you mind, I'm expecting a fax........"
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2016, 09:11:51 AM »
I think WhatsApp   Are bringing video chat in soon. They have already nearly killed off sms/texting over less than 24 months..

Todays news is old news very fast.. I used to use ICQ about 14 years ago, loved it..they could of gone a long way. Not sure if it was a Russian company. Lack of investment and spending the profits probably ended that. I think Mail.ru own it now.

The next big thing will be wearable technology.. The Ukrainian women will be in your pocket all day..thats probably better than your wallet though.

Old Chestnut time!!

Englishman, American and an Irishman playing golf, suddenly a phone rings, and the Englishman points his thumb to his ear and his little finger to his mouth and starts having a phone conversation.

After it's over he is asked, what was that? He says "Latest British technology, speaker implanted in my thumb, microphone in my litle finger.

All seem impressed then a phone rings again, the American just starts talking and after he's finished the others ask what was that?

The American says "Latest US technology, speaker implanted in my ear, microphone in my lip"

Again, all seem very impressed. Then a phone rings again, and suddenly the Irishman disappears into some bushes. Some minutes pass without his return so they go to investigate, and see the Irishman with his trousers round his ankles and toilet paper hanging out of his arse.

The Irishman says "Do you mind, I'm expecting a fax........"

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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2016, 05:00:48 PM »
I can only, once again shake my head in disappointment and disbelief and thank whatever deity that might guard over me that I live in over here in civilisation.

If I were so worried about my fellow citizens that I was scared to use a mobile phone then I think I'd understand that I lived in the wrong place and surrounded myself with the wrong people.

Time to be moving on from the Home Of The Brave and toward a civilised society.  :'(  :plane:

Not going to go into a lengthy debate as to where the Utopian society is located.  Since the end of the Pax Romana, the continent overseas has been riddled with wars by numerous factions and competitions for control of resources and territory.   >:(   :fighting0025:   :GRRRR:

As for living in a particular location and surrounding myself with the wrong people, note that I have "ingrained myself" to this foreign land and do not have any close ties to any country on this planet.  The "wrong people" is the result of the "melting pot" of ethnic and cultural groups in this region.  Of course, it would be ideal to "eliminate" those type of hooligans or get away from them.   :whist11:  But unless you are moving to Antarctica, it will be difficult to completely avoid them.   :nod:
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2016, 05:15:12 PM »
I think WhatsApp   Are bringing video chat in soon. They have already nearly killed off sms/texting over less than 24 months..

Todays news is old news very fast.. I used to use ICQ about 14 years ago, loved it..they could of gone a long way. Not sure if it was a Russian company. Lack of investment and spending the profits probably ended that. I think Mail.ru own it now.

The next big thing will be wearable technology.. The Ukrainian women will be in your pocket all day..thats probably better than your wallet though.

I used ICQ back when I first got online back in 1997.   ;D First IM service that I registered with that many users in chat rooms would use.  Also used AOL IM, Yahoo messenger, and MSN chat programs.  ICQ was owned by an Israeli company, Mirabilis I believe, back in those days.  Their website was among the most cluttered webpage that I had ever seen at the time.   :eeekk:
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Re: Options for overseas communications
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2016, 06:00:07 AM »
Has anyone tried the "Tin can " phone.. I think thats FREE   :laugh:
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