Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Ervin, Glenn

Also, there are a couple devices that are like a case for your phone with a spin dial and the like so one does not have to use gestures.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Dear Eleni & List:

You do not have to use a touch screen to have a smart Phone.

Motorola makes smart phones with an actual keypad and so does Blackberry.

From: [] On Behalf Of
Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1

It does not matter to me if something is popular, as long as it is accessible.
Those who truly wish to talk to me have already said that they would
use What works for me? I am not going to use something that works
horribly to please everyone else. I do not need stereo recording, as
long as the sound is Clear. I usually avoid echo cancellation and
noise suppression, as I prefer Omnidirectional microphones which
capture everything, a and which have a Good, full sound. I am used to
everything from records to mp3 at no more Than 128 kbps and sometimes less, so I do not need the highest sound quality.
But I know that I have to use a feature on Team talk to prevent it
from being Extremely loud or distorting sound. How accessible is Google?
I, too, would be interested in trying WhatsApp, but I don't know how
well the Web version works with NVDA. I tried Messenger but although
I got it to Work, I was not pleased with the interface.

I, too, enjoy felt transferring. I hate dealing with Windows Explorer
in Windows 7, but in XP, it works wonderfully. I wish this one
feature existed in NVDA Remote, but I know it was not designed for
that purpose. I think Team talk supports file transfer.

What is the difference between Team Talk and Team Speak?

I don't own or want a smart phone, as I hate touchscreens, but I do
use a Hotspot with my computers at times. Still, I would not use it
for talking, as it uses many data.

On 16/07/2018, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:

I remember 3.8 had 8 k audio all the time. It has been forever since
quality has gone that low on skype for me *since* Microsoft bought it.

Go mobile, even on relatively good LTE, and team talk audio is so
bad you cannot use it. It takes nothing to make you break up whereas
team speak has such a huge buffer you could probably talk in a
stereo channel on satellite. Very latent, but doable. I have played
around with the transmit interval on team talk to no avail.

I use zoom for work, but have to be mobile with it so am curious on
how it will handle that. I have many rural areas that get excellent
HSPA coverage which should be more than enough for any audio
communication, yet team talk struggles like crazy. Frustrating.

On 16-Jul-2018 2:15 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

Well I use Skype and TT on my PC not in a mobile environment due to
a Android phone that has 8 GB of memory. I do 99.9 percent of my
stuff on said PC with a 200 MBPS download speed on my Spectrum connection.
Skype technologies SA should never should have sold their souls to
the devil AKA MS. V 4X had great audio. MS broke it.

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*From:* <> on behalf of
Wood <tcwood12@...>
*Sent:* Monday, July 16, 2018 3:12:13 PM
*Subject:* Re: [NVDA] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
1 - Maybe it is for you. Not everyone needs high quality audio for
voice communication, using tons of mobile internet that they don't
have. I have used zoom, and I see zero difference in audio quality.
Mostly because of internal microphones with noise suppression enabled.

On 16-Jul-2018 1:46 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

If I were a podcaster, I would use Zoom or TT. Sorry, but I
standby what I said. The audio is crap.

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*From:* <> on behalf of
k Alawami <marrie12@...>
*Sent:* Monday, July 16, 2018 2:44:27 PM
*To:* NVDA List
*Subject:* Re: [NVDA] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
1 -
The audio quality is fine. It is not zoom quality but I can
understand what’s being said, and if I can do my job still I'll
take it. I actually love skype and I do use it on my podcasts.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 11:38 AM, Lino Morales
<linomorales001@... <mailto:linomorales001@...>>

The audio quality is crap. Team Talk is better for what you want to do.

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<>> on behalf of Joshua Hendrickson
<louvins@... <mailto:louvins@...>> *sent:*Monday,
16, 2018 2:36:56 PM *To:*
*Subject:*Re: [NVDA] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
1 -
I am not exactly a fan of the new version of skype. If I can
figure out how to invite multiple people to a skype call, that
would be great. However, I can use this new version of skype ok.
Granted, I do not like it as well as 7.4, but I can use it.

On 7/16/18, Ervin, Glenn <glenn.ervin@...
<mailto:glenn.ervin@...>> wrote:
What ever happened to Microsoft Net Meeting?
I used to use that on days of dial-up and Windows 98.

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<>> On Behalf Of Eleni
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
September 1 -

I used GW Connect for a while, but now, even the patch doesn't
seem to work.
I installed it on one of my machines a few nights ago, but it
wouldn't even
let me see my contacts. This is truly sad, as it was great
software. I
don't know why Microsoft is forcing everyone to use their
software, especially when it is not even fully accessible!
Usually, I use S Portable, which is a portable version of
Skype 7 if
I remember correctly. Granted, I do not really like the
either, especially as I have to use Task Manager to close the
program, but
at least it is better than the one that my friend has on his
laptop! I tried
it and got a headache! Here is the link to S Portable.

Personally, I liked MSN/Windows Live Messenger better than I
liked all of
the above,
as it was simple, fast, and in its earlier days, didn't include
all sorts of
unnecessary features! Now, I must find an accessible
to Skype.

All the best,

On 16/07/2018, Ervin, Glenn <glenn.ervin@...
<mailto:glenn.ervin@...>> wrote:
Does anyone here still use GW Connect?

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