Telephones and making cheap calls
Cheap Telephone Calls
Skype-to-Skype calls are always free - but that’s just the start. Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype created a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of you are on Skype, it’s free.
Using Skype to dial an ordinary phone or mobile phone is simple and saves money. From within Skype calls can be made to ordinary or mobile phone numbers using SkypeOut starting at approximately $.02 per minute.
Having a Skype phone number offers convenience to contacts not on Skype. For approximately $30 per year anyone can obtain a SkypeIn phone number with the area code of choice that will allow contacts outside the Skype network to call directly into Skype. You can also set up Skype Voicemail so people can leave you messages when you’re not around
Video calling is simple to set up and offers a great way to see friends and colleagues. Making a video call using Skype requires a webcam (in addition to your headset or speakers and microphone). Install the software for the webcam and then plug in the webcam to the computer. Skype will automatically detect the webcam and offer a way to test the webcam to ensure everything is working correctly. Once that is done, any Skype call can include video.
Conference calling is convenient and simple to initiate. To include multiple Skype contacts in the same call, simply click the conference button in the Skype window and add the desired parties. Skype can conference up to 5 people in a call on any computer and up to 10 people in one call if the people on the call are using a PC with an Intel Duo Core Processor.
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Essential Travel - Insurance and Airport parking
Essential Travel is a leading UK Travel Extras provider.
This means we sell products like travel insurance, airport parking, airport hotels, and car hire to UK residents.
We can provide immediate cover for travellers up to 74 years old.
Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading direct sell travel insurance providers. We help provide peace of mind to thousands of holiday makers each year. Our policies cover a wide range holidays from simply relaxing on the beach in Spain to bungee jumping in New Zealand. Essential Travel has teamed up with AXA Insurance UK plc, No.1 UK travel insurer (Mintel report August 2006) to help provide you complete peace of mind on your holiday.
All of our policies include access to a 24 Hour Emergency Assistance Helpline which can provide multi-lingual assistance, anywhere in the world, for the duration of your holiday. Booking your holiday insurance online with Essential Travel is quick and simple. Our policies can be adapted to your individual needs, you only pay for the cover you actually need. Our standard policy is ideal for a typical holiday and can be extended to include cover for skiing, snowboarding and a wide range of adventure activities.
If you travel more than once a year, check out our annual travel policies, which provide insurance cover for every trip you take in a 12 month period.
Primary Insurance - Specialists in Travel Insurance
You’ll find the best travel insurance packages to suit your needs at Primary Insurance.
From single trip cover for individuals, families or groups, to multi trip annual travel insurance policies for regular travellers, we offer a range of competitive products including backpacker insurance for extended trips and our Primary Plus option that provides a higher level of travel insurance cover. Primary Insurance is here to give you outstanding value wherever your travels may take you.
As part of the international Primary Group of insurance companies, Primary Insurance is an established and rapidly growing provider of travel insurance worldwide, committed to providing a first class service to our customers. That means you have complete peace of mind when you travel, and with our dedicated telephone support centre, help is always close to hand should you ever need it.
Our policies include 24 hour medical emergency and assistance, up to £10,000,000 medical, treatment and repatriation expenses, cancellation cover and up to £1,500 personal baggage cover for either single trip or multi-trip travel.