|By Stuart Breil (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 9:45 pm:|
I just got a MagicJack unit which is a telephone system used over the internet. It says that I can call US or Canada free from any country in the world.
|By *Freddie* (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #11576) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 9:58 pm:|
I don't have Magic jack but I have Skype and I can call anywhere skype to skype free and skype to out of network for less than .02 a minute.. seems like a deal to me..I used it the last time I was in Bonaire.. to call locally there it was .02 a minute and to call home was free because they have skype.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2047) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:41 am:|
Stuart.. I use SKYPE exclusively on Bonaire to call the US. It works great. Additionally for an extra $20 I can make unlimited calls to the US to anyone in the country.
|By Bill LaBarge (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #113) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 1:54 pm:|
Ok, I'm old and I don't know... please tell me what Skype is and can it be added to my current phone through Verizon???? Yep I'm the guy who gets a teen to hook up my VCR... oh we don't use VCRs anymore.... yikes????
|By *Freddie* (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #11577) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 2:23 pm:|
www.skype.com it is a computer generated phone.. BUT you can buy a PHONE and still have skype.. not sure if it works with the verizon.. but you can call a verizon land phone from your computer through skype
|By superd (BonaireTalker - Post #94) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 3:03 pm:|
Freddie what is the internet connection you are using on the island?? I have tried skype with both flamingo and telbonet and it is so chopped up that it is unusable. I am try ing to figure out if it is my equipment or the connections. Both the machines I have run it on are fairly high end dual cores. I guess I will have to check my connection speeds the next time I am down. It just seems like some people have no problem and others just give up it is so bad.
|By *Freddie* (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #11579) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 3:09 pm:|
I am not really sure SuperD as it is a private home that I stay in...It could be the area that you are staying in as well I know that some have a tough time and others in other neighborhoods are OK with the connection... I stay in Belham
|By *Freddie* (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #11580) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 3:10 pm:|
Vince is near me, perhaps he can answer that question...
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #290) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 4:02 pm:|
Stuart, We've used MagicJack on Bonaire and it works fine, as long as the internet connection is good.
|By Stuart Breil (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #8) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:03 pm:|
Thanks for all the information.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #781) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:20 pm:|
I use alsways Skype for my calls to Europe or the US.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2958) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 11:08 pm:|
To me, the really amazing thing is that we can do this at all, Skype or Majicjack. Humans do some really good things when left to their own devices!!! :–)
|By a retired Grunt, back May 2nd (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #759) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 11:39 pm:|
I wonder what it would it cost per minute if the (any) government was running it?
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2049) on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 3:41 am:|
superd..I use Telbo on a secure landline connection (not wifi). I just did a bandwidth test with a server in Atlanta; 1106 kbps download; upload 394 kbps. It works fine. May not be the speeds I can get back home but for all intents & purposes it's certainly adequate. We're in Belnem.
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2042) on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 7:42 am:|
we use computer to computer skype here to talk to our son in denver. it worked great as long as we could keep the laptop lined up with the router antenna.
|By Debbie B. ~ Jersey Gal (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #8891) on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 10:08 am:|
We use Skype on island and it has worked great for the past few years. In Belnem also.
|By Peter Oliveira (LBR28) (BonaireTalker - Post #52) on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 8:05 pm:|
I will be setting up Skype on my laptop for my next trip to Bonaire. It worked fine for friends staying at LBR.
|By Jack Brewer (BonaireTalker - Post #55) on Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 5:30 pm:|
I would highly recommend talking to Michael Gaynor @ ChatnBrowse if you want to have a great , reliable internet connection while on vacation in Bonaire . I am sitting w/ my feet up on my balcony @ Sanddollar at this moment & have been ichat & skype'ing to my hearts content . I am not even sure if the boss knows I am not in the office !!
|By KIV ~ Kobi In Virginia (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #10998) on Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 9:12 pm:|
Jack, um, your boss might know now LOL!
|By Ruth ~~29 DAYS & COUNTING!!!~~ (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Friday, March 6, 2009 - 7:54 am:|
We plan on using SKYPE to talk to our family at home while we are on Bonaire in April. Glad to hear we won't have many problems at LBR.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #782) on Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:39 am:|
What I really like, if you turn the camera on at both ends you can see each other .... love to see my grand children in Berlin !
|By Bill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #8) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:18 pm:|
was on island last week. used my magicjack worked just fine.
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