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Old 10-25-2011, 03:15 PM   #9
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You came to the same conclusion I did. I slowly started migrating away from "Skype Out everywhere" for various reasons (not the least of which is that the rest of the world just isn't ready for that. They'd rather pay $60/m ad nausea (in US) for functionality that they used to get for $0.25. Maybe Microsoft will change things but for now...

BTW - Just brought a Mac Mini back up from a 2 year sleep (long story) and tried in vane to get Skype to just use a few ports to make it's connections. Never thought much about it before (other than knowing Skype is *really* *really* good at "getting out" of any LAN). Was a real eye opener. Skype better be, err... remain secure from within (something I doubt with it's fairly easy to use API) because it literally RIPs your network wide open (to the joy of Trojan builders worldwide, I'm sure).

Eeek,
JR

PS - I've migrated to a stance where Skype is (hard) OFF unless I need it as a result. <-- that pretty much defeats the purpose of Skype Out though.
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