Skype is a Perfect Solution for Military People!
We would like to hear from service members and military family members who are using Skype to stay connected. To share your experiences please contact us. We will post your comments below.
“I use Skype almost everyday. I have been using Skype since September 2003 and have been very pleased and excited each time a new version comes out. I have DUALPhone so I am not attached to my computer while talking on the phone and I love it! I can sit in my back yard in England and call my dad (using SkypeOut) who is driving a tractor in Kansas and talk for hours for only pennies a minute. And going the other way… my family can call me (using my SkypeIn number) with there regular cell phone, plans that have free weekend nation wide long distance, and I answer it here in England. And another cool thing… when my wife and I are out traveling we have our Skype calls forwarded to our mobile phone so we can receive calls from family and friends any time. It has worked wonders helping me stay in touch with my family and friends while I have been stationed overseas.
One thing though… Skype is promoting military use but the military is hindering it. The base I currently work on has a very strong ‘smart’ filter so that people using the network cannot surf to unauthorized sites. It automatically blocks certain sites that it recognizes with certain key words. Skype.com is blocked. I am guessing this is the same for every single base in USAFE but I am not sure.” – Chad Johnson, 1Lt, USAF