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    Best video conferencing???

    OK, so we have a laptop with a built in a video camera/mic and we've
    been using Yahoo instant whatever that allows us to talk with the
    daughter who also has a laptop with a built in a video camera/mic

    But the Yahoo video deal keeps cutting off all the time and otherwise
    seems to be a pain in the backside for us to use when we want to
    visit with the grandbaby (who is 3 and funny as all get out...)

    Anywho, aren't there other options other than Yahoo
    for video conferencing? I'm not even opposed to using
    a paid service if it's reasonably priced.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Go to Meeting.

    Simply the best out there for small-time users (Cisco's Telepresence will be more for enterprise users).

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    I went and looked at their site and entry level pricing is $49 per month.
    That's kinda high for the occasional visit with the grandbaby.

    I know what some er thinkin...if I REALLY loved the grandbaby,
    I'd shell out the bux, but I would like to find something a little less
    expensive since this is for occasional personal use.
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    I'm wrong anyways. Sorry, I forgot that Go to Meeting doesn't provide video chat, but Cisco Telepresence does.

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    Wow, it looks expensive. They don't post any pricing and
    it looks like they want me to "Find a Reseller in Your Area"

    I know the Yahoo thing is free but it seems to always
    disconnect and there's all those adverts as well.

    Seems like there ought to be a better quality alternative
    to the Yahoo option but for personal use and low priced.
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    You can have skype as well for best video conferencing.. I think skype is one of the free service over the world wide web. It will enables user to have video conference like no other. The sound is great too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by techywarlock View Post
    You can have skype as well for best video conferencing....
    I've been hearing about Skype for long distance calling, but didn't know
    they did video conferencing as well.

    Would we have to download their software, or how does it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockrz
    Would we have to download their software, or how does it work?
    It's like msn.

    You and everyone you want to talk to download it, and just start the video call between everyone at a set time.

    You'd all need stable Internet for that to work well, though. In my last job when we tried it for more than three people, it began to fail. For one-on-one it totally rocks!

    We resorted to Go to Meeting, which did actually work well. Although we only used it once while I was there.




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    Skype is my choice as well, you download, install the software and setup an account (both you and the person you want to speak too) then you can make free skype to skype calls including text, voice and video (and its very good quality as well) ... it only costs to use the service if you want to use it like a regular phone and make calls to landlines or cellphones. Ironically skypes call rates are cheaper than normal phone calls as well and I use them as my primary telephoney service for my business.

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    OK, thanks guys...we'll have to try Skype.
    Sounds like it may be better than Yahoo
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    I use skype for video conferencing.. It is one of the best software that I can use in conferencing.. I use it for staying in touch with my relatives living in other countries..


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