Review : Skype To Go, Saving money on mobile phone calls

The premise of this service seems confusing at first but after trialing it today (yup I saw too bad, its a calling card without having to use a calling card. Using your mobile and free minutes to a land line you should be able to save some money.. or can you..

In a nutshell
Sign up to get a skype to go number
Pay for credit
Add speed dial entries to your account
You get a local rate number to call
Call it and you can make cheap calls to anyone in the world as if you were skype

So in theory use your free mobile minutes to call a land line which then forwards to a number somewhere

Heres how it breakdowns
Assuming that I’m using free minutes to make the inital call

Orange to UK mobiles normally is 34p

Orange to skype to vodaphone is 16.5p – based on free minutes
saving £££ on a half decent natter

Now lets assume that I run out of free minutes, after all 500 minutes a month might sound a lot

but 500 mins / 60 mins in a hour = 8.3 hours a month
8.3 / 4 = 2 hours a week

With no free minutes left on my account it STILL works out cheaper!

Orange to skype 12p
Skype to vodaphone 16.5p totalling 28.5p just shy of 9p a minute cheaper!!

If you have Wifi on your phone then its just the standard skype rates

Had I known this when I was in Dubai, the 400 quid phone bill would be a thing of the past. You can sign up for any number of local rate numbers

Review : Skype To Go, Saving money on mobile phone calls

Whole world Needs A Leader Like This!

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Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..

Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:
‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. ‘

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree please SEND THIS ON and ON to as many people as you know

Whole world Needs A Leader Like This!

Blown away, back to training,

Its not often that somethings happens which leaves me speechless for more than a brief moment, last night though, was completely blown away.

Right now just listening to a track called Wasted that’s on Tiestos in search of sunrise 3 something or other. It was the track that came onto the ipod just as I landed in Dubai and by an odd bit of similarity, the track that was playing when I hit the shores of home.

Stunned… shocked… and perhaps… just even a slightest hint of a smile. (Bet thats cursing it)

Anyhoo tonights step into getting back into the real world is.. Im going back kickboxing training. Yep after 7 months of piling booze down my neck tonight i will be going. No excuses for being tired or lagged and yes, I know the living daylights will be kicked out of me, the piss merrily taken.

As it now doubt shows, thoughts are more than the ramblings put together in a blog format. So tired even with a time difference of 4 hours. Its not just that when you take into account the heat… 6am there its 21 degrees.. here…-2 go figure.

Back in work life we have a new starter soon…… That should be interesting.

Blown away, back to training,

Back.. just

After a massive amount of grief getting home, a VERY interesting monday night, day off yesterday and back in work today.. Im just a touch tired.

At least the rugby is something to look forward to this weekend.

Ever wanted to write something but you dont for fear of jinxing it?

Back.. just

Quick “waiting for the results of a meeting and killing time” update

Well its friday here meaning that its thursday. Pulled a last one last night to get a project tender put in for a disaster recovery plan. Very annoyed with myself at struggling so much with doing a report like that.

Back at college doing reports with fluff and making them killer used to just roll from the brain seamlessly, giving me consistently high marks. Now its a battle to not use, and, the is all the time

I honestly will put up more about my travels here but being hotel bound means a bandwidth meter is always starting you in the face, ready to kick you at any time you go over the limits.

Tis amazing that over here there are still the down moments, you know the complete lack of faith and humanity seems doomed and somehow you are the bringer of that. A start reminder that no matter where you are or what you do a change of scenery will help but underlying issues always remain no matter what

Reminds me of a msn chat with someone the other night who called me weird strange. As in nutter strange not as in wiring. In the past thats a comment but now, for some reason just feels a touch cutting. No idea why that happens to be said now and its gotten to me, perhaps the person who said it?

On the flip side has a pleasant text from kiwi bird , you know the one from Brunch the other day (will add search words so you can find here) and she even called me. Somehow I more than smell a rat here. Even odder was to catch myself having a bit of a smile. Soon put a stop to that, this karma thing has gone just a touch too far. Anyhoo just very odd but a good odd, now if only the shrink could help me associate with that @nice@ feeling.

Right so sunday flying back to the uk back to Amsterdam and then to Cardiff. Wont know if I can get back till the day before I fly due to weather. Out here the blood things to accept the climate change upwards, since we hit feb and yes its only been 5 days, the temperature has gone up a degree daily! Over in cardiff the BBC have informed me that its 1 degree. 25 here… one there. Remember bleeders (blog readers) there’s no central heating to go back to either!

Oh and to put things into context even more. One of the Arab ministers here as seen that food is on the decrease in price, up to 50%. ALL shops and ALL restaurants, eateries etc MUST pass on this saving to the customer BY LAW. Think about that, in a months time its going to be just as cheap to eat in or eat out. Thats how you stimulate people, not a useless 2% off everything.

Quick “waiting for the results of a meeting and killing time” update