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Any one out there use Skype and can tell me how to get an account i've been to the Skype web page and have spent hours tring to work it out but still no good, why do they have to make its bloody hard, is there a web page some where that shows you how to get an account, so far its cost me over $16 dollars sitting in internet cafe's trying to work it out. Any help please Skip
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Any one out there use Skype and can tell me how to get an account i've been to the Skype web page and have spent hours tring to work it out...
Skip,

do the internet cafe machines have skype installed? If not, that's the first step. You need the application in order to sign up/register.

Probably the easiest way is to get a friend/relative to make a new account for you, using their installed app and the mail/tell you the userid and password.

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Thanks John
Took your advice and got a friend to set it up it seem's some internet cafe's have a problem they don;t want people using skype if they have pay phone in the cafe. But it was still a real pain just trying to work it out i'm sure there must be an easy way. Cheers thanks again skip
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But it was still a real pain just trying to work it out i'm sure there must be an easy way. Cheers thanks again skip
If you have a PDA/Blackberry/IpodTouch you can run a thing called IM+ for Skype.

See here
Software for PDA and mobiles: MSN/Live Messenger, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Jabber, Skype and MySpaceIM.

Then all you need is a wifi hotspot that you can usually find at or near any large hotel.
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Thanks for the info but i have enough trouble with a moble phone give me an engine and i'll strip down repair and have back together in the blink of an eye but any of this IT gear and its all over my head. But thanks anyway, skypes up and running now so thats one thing.
One more thing if you buy a new lap top dose it come with WIFI built in or do you have to buy something for the laptop and fit it your self? cheers Skip
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One more thing if you buy a new lap top dose it come with WIFI built in or do you have to buy something for the laptop and fit it your self?
Hi Skip,

depends on which laptop but most will have wifi and if not its just a usb plugin dongle that you need.
If its for travelling, something like the Asus EEE PC's 901 seem to me to be the biz.
The ones with solid state memory - no hard drive. I think you can get the 901 with 20 gig of storage. There are a lot of other firms making them as well now... search for Netbooks.

Asus were the first and I think still the best. Other company are adding whistles and bells... just depends if that's what you need.

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That's given me a few things to think about. cheers Skip
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