Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sat phones
Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
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OK , I think we need to explain more thouroughly.
Skype is a software for communication with voice, video or text and it works all over the world as long as you are connected to the internet.
You don't need to get a Skype number and you don't need to pay anything for the service as long as the reciever recieve the call through Skype. If you want to call a normal landline phone or mobile phone you have to put money on an account with Skype.
To get internet access you can connect through a wifi net that someone provide for free or for a charge. If they charge you can buy the access on the connection site when you are in the area.
A hotspot is the same as a wifi provider.
You can also get internet connection through the 3G net (mobile phones) but then you have to buy a SIM card with internet access (and talk). In the Caribbean you have to buy a new card for every country/island. Or you can use your mobile card from the States, but then you have to pay roaming fees which can be VERY expensive.
Or you can connect through a satellite but that is expensive when you use the internet on it. On the other hand it is probably cheaper calls than with your phone. But using Skype over the satellits internet connection will be expensive.
Hope this made things a bit clearer. If not come back again and I will try to explain again
S/Y Lady Annila
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17 feb 2014 kl. 08:50 skrev "Patrick Mcaneny" <sailw32@...>: