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Title: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Manny on April 03, 2019, 01:10:09 PM
It might just be my circle, but Whatsapp seems to have taken over from where Skype used to be. Skype is now full of bugs (I had to delete and download it again on one work computer today as it wouldn't open - and on one of my laptops it wont work at all).
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 03, 2019, 01:22:46 PM
It might just be my circle, but Whatsapp seems to have taken over from where Skype used to be. Skype is now full of bugs (I had to delete and download it again on one work computer today as it wouldn't open - and on one of my laptops it wont work at all).

same here. even my mil in crimea doesnt skype anymore. only whatsapp video chat
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Manny on April 03, 2019, 02:30:21 PM
It might just be my circle, but Whatsapp seems to have taken over from where Skype used to be. Skype is now full of bugs (I had to delete and download it again on one work computer today as it wouldn't open - and on one of my laptops it wont work at all).

same here. even my mil in crimea doesn't skype anymore. only whatsapp video chat

The FIL and MIL are on Whatsapp now too, wifey and both kids are on it. I reluctantly downloaded it for the first time a few weeks ago. I'm on the bigger Chinese version (Wechat) but only coz I deal with folks in China and that is their default app.

What became of Telegram? or is that just a Muslim world thing now?
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 03, 2019, 02:43:52 PM

What became of Telegram? or is that just a Muslim world thing now?
Nope, its also heavily used in business-chat-apps here in Netherlands (at least where I frequent).

They dislike the NSA spying on them, Doesn't matter if its real or imaginary threat.

Telegram as I recall, was owned by Russia's companies, but after a row with RU-GOV they rebased in UK.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Olga_Mouse on April 03, 2019, 02:51:18 PM
same here. even my mil in crimea doesnt skype anymore. only whatsapp video chat

I chat and work (files, groups) on WhatsApp mostly, though Lithuania \ Belarus \ Ukraine do prefer Viber.

As for video-chats, Skype is my favourite - because I still have it on stationary PC, where I can move the camera, lights, etc. - and do a better staging for the video-chats  :knit:
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 03, 2019, 02:58:00 PM
same here. even my mil in crimea doesnt skype anymore. only whatsapp video chat

I chat and work (files, groups) on WhatsApp mostly, though Lithuania \ Belarus \ Ukraine do prefer Viber.

As for video-chats, Skype is my favourite - because I still have it on stationary PC, where I can move the camera, lights, etc. - and do a better staging for the video-chats  :knit:

Sounds good, my wife/MIL mainly switched over because MIL laptop became older and whatsapp can be run on a mobile and is very mobile when you're chasing your (grand)kids.

Also, the Whatsapp video's seem to be of better sound quality than Skype which degrades sound a lot on lower bandwidths. 20Mbit should be sufficient one thinks, but its not for skype.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Steveboy on April 03, 2019, 03:11:44 PM
Skype finished about 4/5 years ago.. it's prehistoric now.. NO ONE on dating sites says now "Have you Skype" It's what's app only and has been for a few years now..
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 03, 2019, 03:20:24 PM
Skype finished about 4/5 years ago.. it's prehistoric now.. NO ONE on dating sites says now "Have you Skype" It's what's app only and has been for a few years now..

My family still uses Skype.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Steveboy on April 03, 2019, 03:39:00 PM
Skype finished about 4/5 years ago.. it's prehistoric now.. NO ONE on dating sites says now "Have you Skype" It's what's app only and has been for a few years now..

My family still uses Skype.

Yea but you'r 97 years old?  ;D
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 03, 2019, 03:53:14 PM
Olga is correct in that popularity re Mobile chat apps popularity is country specific..

Viber is still king in Ukraine / Belarus - for example ..


Viber can be run from a PC / Laptop and make calls / video calls - WhatsApp ( official) cannot


Russia?: It's WhatsApp ( Great for Group chats ) and (still ) Telegram !!


Does anyone else use  Google Duo - the video quality is SUPERB on a mobile ?


I'm still a Skype fan - having used it since the early days - can be installed easily -  on most devices and you only need the user id / password - WhatsApp and Viber need more authenticating


One can buy a REALLY cheap Lumina 640 phone (M/soft) and run Skype - swapping sims as you move country with no issues

It is best for multiple person conferences and the latest android variant allows ( on My Samsung S8+ and Linux laptop )  rapid screen shots ..

Using a good quality USB / HD Video camera on a decent laptop WAY beats most mobiles


If you (or the person you are calling) has a poor  signal - Telegram will ( normally ) be the last to drop the call  / get through








Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 03, 2019, 06:54:50 PM
Skype finished about 4/5 years ago.. it's prehistoric now.. NO ONE on dating sites says now "Have you Skype" It's what's app only and has been for a few years now..

My family still uses Skype.

Yea but you'r 97 years old?  ;D

I maybe old as the hills (well not quite) but my step-son is 40, lives in the US makes over $150k and his wife makes over $100k a year and they both use Skype for domestic and calls to Russia.  He works for facebook by the way.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Steveboy on April 04, 2019, 01:35:47 AM
Skype finished about 4/5 years ago.. it's prehistoric now.. NO ONE on dating sites says now "Have you Skype" It's what's app only and has been for a few years now..

My family still uses Skype.

Yea but you'r 97 years old?  ;D

I maybe old as the hills (well not quite) but my step-son is 40, lives in the US makes over $150k and his wife makes over $100k a year and they both use Skype for domestic and calls to Russia.  He works for facebook by the way.

He works for facebook by the way.. He should be asking for a pay rise!! ;D
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Chris on April 04, 2019, 01:44:39 AM
We (Wife and I) both use Whats App these days, we have just come back from abroad (Outside the EU) and WhatsApp to back home was great quality and free. Wifey uses it all the time now, a few times a day with Ukraine.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: andrewfi on April 04, 2019, 09:09:56 AM
I use Skype almost exclusively. I have never had a client say 'let's pop over to WhatsApp for a video call' but it often happens with Skype. Skype integrates fully with mobile and landline networks at high quality. The chat is fine, but I always prefer to confirm details with email because, like other chat clients, search and indexing is a bugger.

On the other hand, when dealing with housekeepers, plumber, and tradesmen, WhatsApp is more favoured because they don't use email or sometimes even own a PC so Facebook is, for them, the Internet. Even then, I prefer to stick to Messenger, how many bloody chat or free call apps does one need, especially when Whats App and Facebook Messenger share the same userbase and often contact info.

I have several geographically based Skype numbers that clients, friends, and family can call me on saving them money and giving me a more local appearance which shouldn't but does, help when dealing with buyers.

Bottom line, WhatsApp and others are cheapy toys for folks who have simple needs and are happy to get stuff for free in exchange for their personal data. Skype is always live on any of my Internet-connected devices, the others, people have to ask me to use and I go download the app, or spin it up from storage. In terms of raw numbers, there might even be more users of WhatsApp than Skype these days, but the people I want to communicate with I get on Skype or call them directly on their phone.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 04, 2019, 09:16:42 AM
I use Skype almost exclusively. I have never had a client say 'let's pop over to WhatsApp for a video call' but it often happens with Skype. Skype integrates fully with mobile and landline networks at high quality. The chat is fine, but I always prefer to confirm details with email because, like other chat clients, search and indexing is a bugger.

On the other hand, when dealing with housekeepers, plumber, and tradesmen, WhatsApp is more favoured because they don't use email or sometimes even own a PC so Facebook is, for them, the Internet. Even then, I prefer to stick to Messenger, how many bloody chat or free call apps does one need, especially when Whats App and Facebook Messenger share the same userbase and often contact info.

I have several geographically based Skype numbers that clients, friends, and family can call me on saving them money and giving me a more local appearance which shouldn't but does, help when dealing with buyers.

Bottom line, WhatsApp and others are cheapy toys for folks who have simple needs and are happy to get stuff for free in exchange for their personal data. Skype is always live on any of my Internet-connected devices, the others, people have to ask me to use and I go download the app, or spin it up from storage. In terms of raw numbers, there might even be more users of WhatsApp than Skype these days, but the people I want to communicate with I get on Skype or call them directly on their phone.

+1
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 04, 2019, 09:25:08 AM
I'm a big fan of Skype, but if you are using them for provision of Geographic numbers you might as well fill your car with Super unleaded - rather than premium

There are FAR better, and cheaper options
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Manny on April 05, 2019, 02:48:12 PM
Wifey and dochka are in Russia right now, they video called me today on Whatsapp and the quality was perfect.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: andrewfi on April 05, 2019, 03:27:27 PM
One shop sells the best socks, one shop sells the best shirts, another sells the best suits. And for the cheapest go to the market.

Or one says, for convenience quality and value I go to Marks and Spencer. I don't need the cheapest, and I seek convenience.

Usually, when some random mong tells me that something is cheaper or better than the thing that has served me well for many years, that thing is neither cheaper nor better.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Guile on April 05, 2019, 09:36:57 PM
I'm a big fan of Skype, but if you are using them for provision of Geographic numbers you might as well fill your car with Super unleaded - rather than premium

There are FAR better, and cheaper options

what in the world are you talking about?  Skype is FREE.  And for long distance calls to North America unlimited they are $3/ month.  Must be high tariffs for UK calls  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 06, 2019, 10:05:31 AM

Guy from Iraq works for me and he uses WhatsApp to chat with family in London and in Iraq.

I never did Skype. Never like the scheduled meetings. I prefer women who valued me enough to get their phone number which allows me to call them at random times.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 06, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
Er, BillyB

What makes you think Skype calls need to be 'scheduled' ?
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: andrewfi on April 06, 2019, 10:51:41 AM

Guy from Iraq works for me and he uses WhatsApp to chat with family in London and in Iraq.

I never did Skype. Never like the scheduled meetings. I prefer women who valued me enough to get their phone number which allows me to call them at random times.

I use Skype to call 'real; numbers. One of the benefits of Skype, but not unique to them, is that Skype becomes the communications hub that one uses. Most of my contacts are in my Skype account and even if making a voice call on my smartphone I will often use Skype rather than my mobile phone account. As a result, my mobile phone bill is nowadays less than €10 per month, including data. Skype gives more options, it does not reduce them.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 06, 2019, 01:58:16 PM

Guy from Iraq works for me and he uses WhatsApp to chat with family in London and in Iraq.

I never did Skype. Never like the scheduled meetings. I prefer women who valued me enough to get their phone number which allows me to call them at random times.

I use Skype to call 'real; numbers. One of the benefits of Skype, but not unique to them, is that Skype becomes the communications hub that one uses. Most of my contacts are in my Skype account and even if making a voice call on my smartphone I will often use Skype rather than my mobile phone account. As a result, my mobile phone bill is nowadays less than €10 per month, including data. Skype gives more options, it does not reduce them.

You are talking to people that do not know how to use skype.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: andrewfi on April 06, 2019, 02:11:06 PM

You are talking to people that do not know how to use skype.

I think that you are right. :(
So I'm  :'(
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 06, 2019, 04:29:48 PM
I dislike skype , mostly because it can't get enough sound quality to understand my mother inlaw + her laptop is so old and her phone won't install skype (Crimea).

Since I don't use skype personally and all my business contacts don't either, i see little use in it.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 06, 2019, 04:38:20 PM
Er, BillyB

What makes you think Skype calls need to be 'scheduled' ?

Girls asked me to use skype for video calls which needed to be scheduled.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 06, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
Er, BillyB

What makes you think Skype calls need to be 'scheduled' ?



Girls asked me to use skype for video calls which needed to be scheduled.

Hmm..Most of the girls I gave my skype to ( that's v.few ) were welcome to call anytime, to check my life out ..



Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 06, 2019, 05:50:16 PM
Er, BillyB

What makes you think Skype calls need to be 'scheduled' ?

Girls asked me to use skype for video calls which needed to be scheduled.

Skype can be used on smart phones,  what needs to be scheduled?
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 06, 2019, 06:45:36 PM
Skype can be used on smart phones,  what needs to be scheduled?


The first iPhone was released in 2007. I made a commitment to my wife in 2010. I doubt many FSU women had smartphones then. Probably why they wanted to schedule video chat with me when they can get in front of a computer. I told them I prefer to call.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Confederate on April 06, 2019, 10:07:33 PM
Skype can be used on smart phones,  what needs to be scheduled?


The first iPhone was released in 2007. I made a commitment to my wife in 2010. I doubt many FSU women had smartphones then. Probably why they wanted to schedule video chat with me when they can get in front of a computer. I told them I prefer to call.

Just a normal cell phone call or did you use WhatsApp or something else?

I’ve only Skyped couple of times and it was for business. A local FSU gal few years back wanted me to do “viber” and I was somewhat annoyed and told her to just call me directly.

I wasn’t really into her that much anyway, but if she wanted to communicate I wanted to hear her voice.

Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: redroo on April 06, 2019, 11:48:48 PM
confederate,

all Ukraine gals use Viber, so why would that annoy you?
if she's got wifi then all her calls are free to you, why would she want to PAY out of her miserable salary to call you direct on her phone plan?
I understand totally a girl prefering to use Viber, text, phone and video, you've got all the options.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 07, 2019, 12:14:48 AM
Skype can be used on smart phones,  what needs to be scheduled?


The first iPhone was released in 2007. I made a commitment to my wife in 2010. I doubt many FSU women had smartphones then. Probably why they wanted to schedule video chat with me when they can get in front of a computer. I told them I prefer to call.

Just a normal cell phone call or did you use WhatsApp or something else?

I’ve only Skyped couple of times and it was for business. A local FSU gal few years back wanted me to do “viber” and I was somewhat annoyed and told her to just call me directly.

I wasn’t really into her that much anyway, but if she wanted to communicate I wanted to hear her voice.

I called the girls cell phones with my cell phone and calling card. Whatever is the "IN" thing for the girls, you may want to jump on the band wagon and use the same things they're using. You can tell them you're a very busy man in business and in life and you want to call them direct instead of using Skype/Viber/WhatsApp but if you don't have a good excuse, they may assume you can't keep up with technology.

why would she want to PAY out of her miserable salary to call you direct on her phone plan?


Girls don't want to pay for a long distance call but they know how to get a guy to call. What they did was call my number, let it ring once and immediately hang up. By doing that they have left me their number to call them back on.

Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 07, 2019, 01:39:22 AM
BillyB,

This is 2019

Your 'advice' re using phone calls is plain daft to most people.

It may have been how YOU did it over ten years ago..

That was an eon ago.

Sure, a very few ladies do not have smartphones. Rare are the cases of younger ladies without access to a smartphone.

Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Confederate on April 07, 2019, 09:37:42 AM
confederate,

all Ukraine gals use Viber, so why would that annoy you?
if she's got wifi then all her calls are free to you, why would she want to PAY out of her miserable salary to call you direct on her phone plan?
I understand totally a girl prefering to use Viber, text, phone and video, you've got all the options.

Hi Redroo,

I certainly do appreciate you letting me know that all Ukrainian gals use viber. I didn’t even know or I wasn’t aware that a normal call could be made where I could hear her voice.

Now if you don’t mind please read my post again. I specified that she was local, as in local to me and where I was living at the time in the USA.

I also said I wasn’t too “into her”. For me she’s in the friend category. She’s got two kids and she was on the rebound. I prefer to be friends with a gal like that rather than take advantage of her.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Confederate on April 07, 2019, 09:45:32 AM
Quote from: Confederate link=topic=27919.msg492181#msg492181z  date=1554610053
Skype can be used on smart phones,  what needs to be scheduled?


The first iPhone was released in 2007. I made a commitment to my wife in 2010. I doubt many FSU women had smartphones then. Probably why they wanted to schedule video chat with me when they can get in front of a computer. I told them I prefer to call.

Just a normal cell phone call or did you use WhatsApp or something else?

I’ve only Skyped couple of times and it was for business. A local FSU gal few years back wanted me to do “viber” and I was somewhat annoyed and told her to just call me directly.

I wasn’t really into her that much anyway, but if she wanted to communicate I wanted to hear her voice.

I called the girls cell phones with my cell phone and calling card. Whatever is the "IN" thing for the girls, you may want to jump on the band wagon and use the same things they're using. You can tell them you're a very busy man in business and in life and you want to call them direct instead of using Skype/Viber/WhatsApp but if you don't have a good excuse, they may assume you can't keep up with technology.

why would she want to PAY out of her miserable salary to call you direct on her phone plan?


Girls don't want to pay for a long distance call but they know how to get a guy to call. What they did was call my number, let it ring once and immediately hang up. By doing that they have left me their number to call them back on.

If they assumed I “can’t keep up with technology” they’d be correct. Or more precisely don’t want to. I’m old fashioned in some ways, set in my ways and believe the human voice is far more romantic than a text.

And I like the way you did it, congrats. :thumbsup:

Would I modify my behavior to catch the attention of a woman I really wanted to meet? Maybe.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 07, 2019, 10:28:59 AM
Your 'advice' re using phone calls is plain daft to most people.


It's daft to most people like you. Important people still make phone calls to deliver what they want to say.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 07, 2019, 10:59:16 AM
Important people still make phone calls to deliver what they want to say.

Now, our BillyB is trying to suggest chatting to a dating a FSU W  is like calling the bank in his own city !

The very place where he was  calling TO - the FSU women . 

How many of 'em have a POTS tel number - a land line - in 2019 ?

Thank you

Note to BillyB - they are using some form of wireless comms

Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Manny on April 07, 2019, 01:02:14 PM
Your 'advice' re using phone calls is plain daft to most people.


It's daft to most people like you. Important people still make phone calls to deliver what they want to say.

They do, but dont they make them over Whatsapp or similar? I'm a new convert but using it to speak to wifey and dockha in Russia the last few days and it's painless. And free if you have an internet connection. It's the same a a phone call.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 07, 2019, 02:15:25 PM
It's the same a a phone call.


Wonderful. I've been promoting communication by way of phone calls but Moby says it's daft. If WhatsApp does the same thing but cheaper, I'm all for it.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 07, 2019, 03:04:39 PM
It's the same a a phone call.


Wonderful. I've been promoting communication by way of phone calls but Moby says it's daft. If WhatsApp does the same thing but cheaper, I'm all for it.

Whatsapp lets you phone and video-chat to the people on the other end. the Video-chat is great when my MIL wants to talk to her grandkids (my sons).
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Confederate on April 07, 2019, 04:05:50 PM
It's the same a a phone call.


Wonderful. I've been promoting communication by way of phone calls but Moby says it's daft. If WhatsApp does the same thing but cheaper, I'm all for it.

Whatsapp lets you phone and video-chat to the people on the other end. the Video-chat is great when my MIL wants to talk to her grandkids (my sons).

Is WhatsApp what you primarily use Mark?  Like Billy said and Manny said I’m all for it if I can still talk yet for free or inexpensively for the woman.

Or as Redroo said when in Ukraine do as the Ukrainians do.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Markje on April 07, 2019, 06:06:33 PM
It's the same a a phone call.


Wonderful. I've been promoting communication by way of phone calls but Moby says it's daft. If WhatsApp does the same thing but cheaper, I'm all for it.

Whatsapp lets you phone and video-chat to the people on the other end. the Video-chat is great when my MIL wants to talk to her grandkids (my sons).

Is WhatsApp what you primarily use Mark?  Like Billy said and Manny said I’m all for it if I can still talk yet for free or inexpensively for the woman.

Or as Redroo said when in Ukraine do as the Ukrainians do.

when calling friends we use whatsapp or viber
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: BillyB on April 07, 2019, 06:19:13 PM
I’m old fashioned in some ways, set in my ways and believe the human voice is far more romantic than a text.


Get the girls phone numbers and make the calls using whatever technology that works for you. Texting isn't romantic. Maybe it can be considered cute but certainly not romantic.

Call not too much or too little. Finding the right balance a girl likes is up to you to figure out. You will separate yourself from the other guys who refuse to call. I've read many failed trip reports with a common theme being the guys never talked on the phone with the girl they visited. Failure to communicate translated in failure to reading the girl's interest in them.

Some girls will have excitement in their voice when you call. Some will not. Visit those that's excited about you.

There are other advantages to calling randomly. I've caught girls taking baths. I tell them I could call back later but most do not want to let me go. It's interesting having a conversation with a girl knowing she's naked.

Some guys learn their girl never answers their calls on Friday and Saturday nights. The girls could be out dancing the night away at discos or simply banging boyfriend #3.

After enough phone conversations, a guy can determine if the girl is interested in him or displaying red flags by not being available when they are supposed to be available.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: yankee on April 07, 2019, 07:31:30 PM
I’m old fashioned in some ways, set in my ways and believe the human voice is far more romantic than a text.


Get the girls phone numbers and make the calls using whatever technology that works for you. Texting isn't romantic. Maybe it can be considered cute but certainly not romantic.

Call not too much or too little. Finding the right balance a girl likes is up to you to figure out. You will separate yourself from the other guys who refuse to call. I've read many failed trip reports with a common theme being the guys never talked on the phone with the girl they visited. Failure to communicate translated in failure to reading the girl's interest in them.

Some girls will have excitement in their voice when you call. Some will not. Visit those that's excited about you.

There are other advantages to calling randomly. I've caught girls taking baths. I tell them I could call back later but most do not want to let me go. It's interesting having a conversation with a girl knowing she's naked.

Some guys learn their girl never answers their calls on Friday and Saturday nights. The girls could be out dancing the night away at discos or simply banging boyfriend #3.

After enough phone conversations, a guy can determine if the girl is interested in him or displaying red flags by not being available when they are supposed to be available.

If you had been using Skype you would have seen that she was in the bath.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: Manny on April 15, 2019, 03:55:03 PM
There are other advantages to calling randomly. I've caught girls taking baths. I tell them I could call back later but most do not want to let me go. It's interesting having a conversation with a girl knowing she's naked

Another reason to use WhatsApp: in addition to free international audio calls you also get free international video calls.
Title: Re: Is Skype Dead? Has Whatsapp, Wechat or Telegram Taken Over?
Post by: msmoby on April 16, 2019, 03:57:03 AM
WhatsApp is part of Facebook and I don't know about you, but they screwed around with their servers and messenger, WhatsApp were down.  ((

Used Google Duo for one to one video calls and it is SUPERB

Found out yhat when WhatsApp loses the connection and goes beep, beep that on return there is a delay and we were talking over each other ((

Telegram is STILL the best for audio only calls jf one or both parties sre marginsl on connectivity

Skype still king re conference calls

YOMV