Saturday, 13 February 2010

Gavin: Believe the Skype

In a bid to get Sonny involved with his mates as much as possible, I've set Skype up on the laptop today so he can talk, free of charge, to anyone who sets up an account. It's really easy to do but here's a quick rundown:
1. Go to and download the program.
2. Set yourself up with a user name (it took a while to get one that wasn't in use, but I presume you could use your email address as it doesn't show up in your window). It will send you a test call to make sure you're up and running.
3. Go to 'contacts' and 'search for new user' - type in sonnyvanpersie or use my email address Then add Sonny to your contacts list.
And that's it really. If you have a webcam or built in camera on your laptop then you can see each other when you chat. But if not, it doesn't matter as you can still hear each other. We'll try to keep Skype open as much as possible so feel free to try and 'call' but it may not get connected. Send a text to either Zoe or myself if one of his chums fancies a chat and we'll set up a time for them to talk if you have no luck.
I tested it tonight with Zoe and it worked a treat. Although she kept looking round the back of the computer to se where we were, bless.

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