Best FOSS alternative for skype?

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Wed May 11 15:30:10 UTC 2011

On 05/11/2011 11:15 AM, JD wrote:

  I dont use it much but my experience seems quite different to yours ..

> audio/video device selection

  on my phone thats a non-issue - I dont have a linux box with multiple
devices so I have not seen this.

> Ability to call realworld phone numbers
  Definitely can do that with google .. I've used it. In fact on my
android phone, by default I turned on the option for all international
calls use google voice automatically (cheaper than my phone carrier)

> international numbers,
  Calling yes same price as skype - creating a number I don't know which
countries are currently supported.

> real time notifications,
  dont understand - they all do don't they?

> changing the port used,
  Yah - haven't seen that option ..  but I have not looked.

> blocking unwanted intruders,
   I have several blocked phone numbers ...

> restricting the use of the video to people on your contacts list...'
   have not looked ..

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