Many expats in France call Skype their bestfriend, or at least call their bestfriends with Skype. Yay for free long-distance calls! (Don’t know about Skype? It’s a program for making free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. Read more about Skype.)
Anyway, here’s something that works with Skype if ever necessary. Call Recorder is a very easy way to record your Skype calls and even your favorite podcasts (Call Recorder converts your QuickTime movies into mp3 files). Call Recorder is an add-on for Skype which automatically transforms your calls into QuickTime movies. This is a Mac application – and you can download the free demo to test it out: Call Recorder.
Though calls made from Skype to a regular phone line aren’t free, it’s fairly comparable to local calls but this is where the Call Recorder can come in handy: Remember calling the Gaz de France office or France Telecom or your sacré internet provider because you’ve had problems and need some sort of resolution? Record them on the phone! Ok, not that that is going to help but you at least have their lies on “tape.” That said, usually the most effective way to get administrative help is to send a registered letter to them.
On a related note here’s something for the francophone community using Skype… Si vous êtes un utilisateur francophone du logiciel Skype, voici une astuce pour ajouter francais comme langue par défaut: Cliquez ici: iApple
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