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2008/05/21 21:00:21 (permalink)
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Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone

Do any of you have any experience with the Skype phone from Three?

I'm not sure I completely understand how it works but basically I want to get an inexpensive phone I can use in Italy to cheaply call the UK.


I stumbled upon the Skype phone when looking at Three phones because Three have a sister network in Italy. So as well as being able to call the UK at a reasonable price I could also make local calls cheaply!

So is it a good phone? Will the £40 3G phone work out to be a good deal?

Or do any of you of a better way to call the UK cheaply from Italy?


Thanks

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    Snorty
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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/21 22:08:50 (permalink)
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    I've got a Three Skypephone, if you buy it on PAYG, you'll need to top up at least once a month, or they disable the free Skype after a month, and re-enable once you top-up. Mine is on contract, and the Skype feature is pretty good, if you've got a decent signal, you can use messaging and voice calls, and Skype is embedded in the phone. So far I'd say it's a decent little phone.

    EDIT: You can't call actual numbers using Skype, you can call usernames, so the other person you're calling has to be on Skype on their PC/Another device with Skype.
    post edited by Snorty - 2008/05/21 22:23:03
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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/21 22:46:29 (permalink)
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    As above, no skype in or out on the skypephone, personally I keep mine under a pile of clothes.

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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/21 23:03:26 (permalink)
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    I'd probably just top up when I go abroad to use skype. I don't have to use skype for the phone to work though right? I mean, can I still use it as a normal phone on a 3 PAYG rate?

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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/21 23:03:48 (permalink)
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    Can it be unlocked?

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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/21 23:06:18 (permalink)
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    Oh yeah, and with regards to Skype. Can I just sign up to it to have an account or do I have to pay to have an account if I'm just going to use it through the Skype phone?

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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/22 03:35:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: youngitalianbabe

    Oh yeah, and with regards to Skype. Can I just sign up to it to have an account or do I have to pay to have an account if I'm just going to use it through the Skype phone?

    Accounts are free to have, so yeah, you can sign up for one using the phone.
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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/22 03:37:10 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: youngitalianbabe

    I'd probably just top up when I go abroad to use skype. I don't have to use skype for the phone to work though right? I mean, can I still use it as a normal phone on a 3 PAYG rate?

    And yes.
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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/22 13:27:58 (permalink)
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    You're fantastic! Thanks for the help Snorty


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    RE: Cheap 3G phone/ three's Skype phone 2008/05/23 12:16:37 (permalink)
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    Where did you get your Skype phone from?

    Yesterday I went through the 3 website online. This morning I've spent 2 and a half hours so far on the phone with my card companies dealing with all the fraudulent transactions from these people!!!

    I still want the phone but don't know how to get them now. Not that I could any time soon because all my cards are blocked, wonderful

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