I have occasionally used Skype. Since Skype was bought by Microsoft it’s probably the kiss of death for the service anyway. Probably a long, slow, lingering death1.
I am starting to use Google hangouts more often. Google hangouts has replaced Skype as the comms medium of choice with Kid 2 whilst she is away at university. We can have multi-party video calls involving kids 1, 3 & 4 as well though it tends to get boisterous (just as if they were all together at home) and the sessions can ramble on “coz it’s free”.
Kid 2 has now also bought a Chromebook, fwiw. It’s a trend:)
Yesterday I made or received 4 mobile phone calls, 9 on Tuesday (out and about in London) and 7 on Monday (ditto) and on the same days sent or received 2, 5 and 5 sms messages. On Facebook I had 2 chat sessions yesterday and one each on Monday and Tuesday
As far as hangouts are concerned having said it’s me preferred means of communication I only had one session yesterday, admittedly a 20 minute video call, and one short exchange of messages on Monday.
It’s unlikely that in that time I used the home landline at all.
So now you know.
Checkout this post on Google Hangout over 4G.
PS $19Bn seems like a lot of dosh to me. Someone is going to lose a lot of money sometime somewhere.
PPS The doc bit in the post title just sounded right. Nothing to do with the actual content:)
PPPS How many of you lot use WhatsApp?
1 aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhh h h h h…nnnggg