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Post by sparks on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:43 pm

Yahoo Phone bit the dust
Google voice won't work from Mexico
Skype won't let me login for an account
Magic Jack requires hardware

I did find the Talk Free app for Iphone from Magic Jack but would like something for the PC
Anything without hardware except a headset?
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Post by zenwoodle on Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:40 pm

I have no problems with my Skype account here.
Have not tried google voice tho. Beer 
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:09 pm

I use Skype as well.
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Post by hickton on Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:26 pm

no problem with skype either, maybe uninstall it and try again.

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Post by Pedro on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:27 pm

have used vonage for many years
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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:41 am

I use Net Talk.  Which is a box that plugs into your cable/phone modem and you plug a phone into it. Works fine here.
You can buy five years worth also. Support is online no phone number anymore that I could find.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:05 am

"Anything without hardware except a headset?"

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:14 am

hickton wrote:no problem with skype either, maybe uninstall it and try again.
I'll try that but the program directs you to a web site to create an account and it's the web site that won't respond

Nope ... does the same thing when I go directly to their site
https://login.skype.com/login?application=account
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:28 am

That site works for me. Perhaps your firewall is blocking something?
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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:09 am

Turned off Windows firewall, disconnected, closed browser .... and same thing. Maybe a Telcel thing?
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:14 am

Maybe. You aren't running any other virus protection such as McAfee or Norton? They also have firewalls.
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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:22 am

PM me and I will set up a Skype account for you from here... something is blocking you, for sure... have you tried a different browser?

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:37 am

I'll try another browser.   Avast has a bunch of "shields" but I turned them all off.


Same thing with Chrome, IE and Firefox


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Post by zenwoodle on Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:26 am

I am running Firefox with Avast AV and have no problem.
Telmex is my ISP. You mentioned Telcel as your ISP.
Have you tried using another ISP? Beer
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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:57 am

No other ISP's out here in the sticks

I would PM you HelperGuy but afraid I'd just have an account I can't access. Been searching the web for ideas
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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:14 am

Okay, but I think it's worth a try... if I can get you an account, your troubles should be over.

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am

I installed Hotspot Shield and didn't help (thought it was free but no)

Lots of talk about Telcel blocking Skype or VOIP in general ... so my Iphone app may not work either.

With or without an account I can't access their secure site which must be required
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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:36 pm

No, that's long been a rumour, but a false bit of information.

HotSpot Shield still has a free version: http://www.hotspotshield.com/ They may advertise heavily and bombard you with "upgrade" messages...

(also http://download.cnet.com/hotspot-shield/?part=dl-6287710&subj=dl&tag=button)

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Post by Pedro on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:49 pm

my vonage works just fine
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Post by jak on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:15 pm

Just moved here a few weeks ago... but am using my Google voice account to make and receive free calls (to and from US numbers) over wifi at the house. No problems with it so far. FWIW.

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:34 pm

If you setup your Google Voice account up north ... that may be the difference. Same with Yahoo Phone when it was around. When I tried Google it said only for US and Canada
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Post by jak on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:47 pm

Yeah, perhaps that's why. I've had my Google Voice account for quite a few years and am not sure if they're still signing people up. I keep expecting them to shut the service down.

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Well ... when I use the Skype program to login it tells me my name or password is incorrect so it's checking.

I'll just wait till HelperGuy PM's me back and I may get lucky
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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:48 pm

Sparks, PMd you a while ago... need some more information. Please check your Inbox... Mike

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Post by sparks on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:06 pm

Was expecting a popup notice. Just answered
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