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Originally Posted by Negafox View Post
*Double-checks* And I am correct.

 

FaceTime isn’t available on iOS? Okay…

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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FaceTime isn’t available on iOS? Okay…

Nobody claimed such thing.
post #43 of 55
Originally Posted by Negafox View Post
Nobody claimed such thing.

 

*sigh*

 

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Given FaceTime is not supported on the most popular… …mobile operating systems nationally…
 

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post #44 of 55

Hate to say this, but maybe there is a actual tech reason.  All for not liking windows and all, but not needing to hate the product just because MS is involved.  Skype is my goto video tool still.

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FaceTime isn’t available on iOS? Okay…

It would depend on the nation.

http://m.ibtimes.com/android-vs-ios-whats-most-popular-mobile-operating-system-your-country-1464892
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post #46 of 55
Before Skype, in fact looong before, there was Bell Labs Picture Phone running on a simple pair of twisted copper wires 1eek.gif
http://wedophones.com/TheBellSystem/pdf/picturephone.pdf
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post #47 of 55
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Nobody claimed such thing.

 

Why don't you two stop quibble and simply put up your number, it would save your bandwidth 

post #48 of 55
Originally Posted by Yazolight View Post

Why don't you two stop quibble and simply put up your number, it would save your bandwidth 

 

Mine’s 27. What’s yours?

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post #49 of 55
When Microshite bought Skype, they turned it into pooh.
Actually, everything they touch is turned into pooh.
Why don't you make Simon Cowell the new CEO too. Twats.
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Nobody claimed such thing.

Ignore him, it looks like he's making a pedantic point that requires you to read "popular" as pertaining to customer sat, instead of volume of sales.  Which isn't the common understanding, the popular kids at school are the ones that have the most friends, not the ones that have the closest knit group of best friends.


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post #51 of 55
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Free for life in Yosemite + iOS 8...

Why pay for anything else?


I don't think you understand the Yosemite and iOS 8 features. What is really happening is ad hock bluetooth connection between your phone and Mac, just like when you pair your iPhone to your car stereo or phone integration.

 

This allows you to make and receive calls on your Mac (basically Mac acts as speaker phone for your iPhone), but you are still using your cellular service and plan to make the calls.

 

So, basically this in no way competes with Skype. Again, with Skype I get unlimited world calling for $12 a month. Try getting a plan like that from your cell phone company. It doesn't exist.

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So, basically this in no way competes with Skype. Again, with Skype I get unlimited world calling for $12 a month. Try getting a plan like that from your cell phone company. It doesn't exist.

Perhaps you didn't mean to use the term "in no way competes" with the unspecified pronoun this and general use of Skype, but FaceTime does directly compete with Skype for the primary service that most Skype customers use and the original service Skype offered, it's the Skype To Go-like feature that uses VoIP to route to and from a local PSTN which facilitates for low local calling rates from anywhere in the world that Apple doesn't compete (and probably never will).

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post #53 of 55
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Perhaps you didn't mean to use the term "in no way competes" with the general term Skype with the unspecified pronoun this, but FaceTime does directly compete with Skype for the primary service that most Skype customers use and the original service of Skype, it's the Skype To Go-like feature that uses VoIP to route to and from a local PSTN which then allows for low local rates that Apple doesn't compete with Skype (and probably never will).


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Actually for most UK customers on the various networks the Europe roaming charges are to be dropped this summer so calls to Europe will be the same price as local calls, another nail in the Skype coffin. That's if I understand. Many are doing it now before they have to.
http://tinyurl.com/lncxtr2
post #54 of 55

In the good old days of regulated telecommunications, no phone company would have gotten away with "obsoleting" consumer's telephones only a few years after introduction. Heck, 40-year old traditional handsets are still quite functional. Microsoft et al are not giving me any confidence whatsoever that their system is going to be reliable in the long term, because they can't even make it work for two years, without requiring major upgrades by consumers. 

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Mine’s 27. What’s yours?

I have no numbers, I'm not trying to argue. 27 %?

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