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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Summary

Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:

TIP

If you are serious about finding a stranger to speak with using Skype, you probably should check the Search for people who are in “'Skype Me' mode,” shown in Figure 6.15. Skype users who have this option turned on are affirmatively inviting calls.

  • Internet telephony—or VoIP—has become good enough so that you can viably use it for you phone calls.

  • You'll need a microphone to place calls with your mobile computer.

  • Although you can use the speakers built in to your mobile computer, your VoIP experience will definitely be happier if you purchase a headset.

  • There are a number of competing VoIP software and service providers.

  • It's free to download VoIP software.

  • Telephone calls are inexpensive ...

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