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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    I have a few options but mostly use FB messenger & occasionally Skype.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Zoom for me.
    Can't recommend it for Tai Chi instruction though.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    As a relatively simple consumer user I have no preference. I have no need for any further functionality than 'video call, stay video called'. I've had a number of appointments with medical professionals over a variety of protocols and from my end they're all the same. The reliability factor isn't to do with them, it's to do with your own internet, so I don't have a preference, though whatsapp videocalling is most convenient for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Core2Extreme View Post
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    But yeah, overall, I guess I'd rather have the occasional old-fashioned phone call, and text a few pictures back and forth, than have a video call. Unless kittens are involved. Then video does have some advantages.
    I don't disagree, but I can counter your kitten advantage with my 'phone call in the bath' disadvantage. Believe me, callers sometimes need to be grateful for no video, unless they want to admire my rubber duck.

    No? Thought not.
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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    None. I can barely tolerate speaking to people on the phone, why would I want to exacerbate matters by having to look them too?
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Whatsapp. But only for family overseas and work if I must.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    I'm forced to use Zoom and Teams for work. Out of the two I tend to prefer teams, but when I'm hosting a meeting I find Zoom easier to set up.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Have tried jitsi meet but it wasn’t that great. Sometimes use google duo, and teams or zoom at work

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    I dont use a mobile phone so no video calling there, but i do have the occasional skype call with my brother on the desktop.
    It may be because im old but my preference is using the old landline too.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    FaceTime is my favourite, and now with iOS15 on the horizon, allowing non-Apple users to partake, what's not to love?
    Err the fact if not on apple hardware you can only join calls and it's still a closed proprietary system? Give us a proper client on anything but iOS/macOS then it would be a contender but until then nope.

    Teams for work, Zoom for occasional family calls but HATE the interface it's terrible.
    Telegram would be my preferred option but that's still too clunky.

    Whatsapp? Not a hope in hell Zuckberg.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Non really , I hate most and wouldnt poke discus with a poo covered stick, when i do I tend to use team speak for gaming (simple voice ) thats all thats needed.

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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Typical HEXUS grumpy buggers, hating RGB and now video calling.
    Clearly y'all are not vid-calling the right people in the right places.....!!

    I've had lots of fun with friends on these things, especially on mobile as you can pan the camera around and show them stuff. I have lots of exciting stuff, depending on the audience, from shiny new Swiss Army knives to happy kids doing cute things, to doggies doing dodgy doggy things. Similarly I've had calls involving guided tours of engine bays, air ambulances, srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy hotel rooms and even the occasional warzone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I don't disagree, but I can counter your kitten advantage with my 'phone call in the bath' disadvantage.
    Depends which party is in the bath - There are some people I'd *love* to catch in such a situation.... Neve Campbell, although I don't have her phone number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Believe me, callers sometimes need to be grateful for no video, unless they want to admire my rubber duck.
    No? Thought not.
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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Typical HEXUS grumpy buggers, hating RGB and now video calling.

    ....!
    Hey, watch who you're calling "typical".

    For the record, I don't hate RGB. It just leaves my boat totally unfloated, and as a result, is pointless wasted expense. For me.
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    Re: QOTW: Which video-calling service do you prefer?

    I do lots of video calls for work (I'm a instructional technology consultant at a big university). Since the work is more on the personal side, we use video, and the school chose Zoom. It's not great or perfect, but man... it's so much easier and better than the others we've tried.

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