Skype vs. Googletalk

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Skype vs. Googletalk

HannahPanda HannahPanda
I haven't messed around with Googletalk much, but I already know I much prefer Skype over it. Googletalk seems much more complicated, but perhaps that is because it's a new program and I don't want the hassle of relearning something.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I prefer Skype
Cookie Monster Mike , Mr.Red , DeliciousSurprise , mizzmilla , Drakoni , GenderSexplorations , Vanille , ToyGurl , El-Jaro , Eucaly , cburger , GravyCakes , SMichelle , Errant Venture , Bignuf , JessCee
16  (62%)
I prefer. Googletalk
clp , sexydelphia , starklover , Lucky21 , emilia
5  (19%)
I use neither.
philly , Pink Jewel , Ghost , Ash1141 , dv8
5  (19%)
Total votes: 26
Poll is closed
12/07/2011
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T&A1987 T&A1987
I didn't know there was a googletalk. I use skype.
12/07/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
googletalk is complicated but nicer than skype
12/07/2011
philly philly
googletalk but oovoo is the best try it!
12/07/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I found googletalk more basic and simplistic, at least the one I have. Skype is more versatile and has more involved, but is a bigger memory hog etc. But i use both either way
12/07/2011
clp clp
I use each for different purposes, I wouldn't be able to fairly compare them. I am in a long-distance relationship, and we do use skype everyday to talk. We use the mobile apps to call during the day on our phones and chat at night with video. For that purpose, Skype outshines any similar service.

I voted Google Talk because, aside from my LDR, Talk offers a great alternative to using my phones services (I dont use GTalk with my boy, the international rates are still more than Skype). I can text from my computer, make and take calls, and stay relatively anonymous with my second phone number. I use it in several situations: as my screener number (when a person or business needs my number that I'm apprehensive to provide for, since GTalk lets me block numbers and Sprint doesn't), as a separate 'business' number for any temp business idea I have running at the moment and other odds and ends that I dont want to give out my cell for.
12/07/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
I love skype
12/07/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I don't use either.
12/07/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Definitely undeniably Skype. Skype is how I keep in touch with a few of my friends who live far away from me. I just love it!
12/08/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Skype has given me more bugs and glitches over time compared to Gtalk, but nothing that serious really. Just minor glitches.
12/08/2011
Vanille Vanille
I use both, but for video chats I use Skype because it also works on my iPod and with that I can walk around the house while talking to my girlfriend rather than be tied to a computer.
12/08/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I like Skype the best.
12/08/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I've never used them
12/08/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Google is getting so nosy, it's creepy.
12/08/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I prefer Skype. You can look at other sites and send files a LOT easier.
12/08/2011
starklover starklover
Quote:
Originally posted by philly
googletalk but oovoo is the best try it!
yes
12/08/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Googletalk, but that is because my entire family uses it.
12/08/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i've never even heard of google talk. i'll have to look into it. but i always use skype.
12/08/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky21
Googletalk, but that is because my entire family uses it.
same here
12/08/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky21
Googletalk, but that is because my entire family uses it.
same here
12/08/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Skype. I haven't even heard of googletalk.
12/12/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
I haven't messed around with Googletalk much, but I already know I much prefer Skype over it. Googletalk seems much more complicated, but perhaps that is because it's a new program and I don't want the hassle of relearning something.
Love Skype, use it daily. Never even heard of Googletalk till this moment.
12/12/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Eucaly
Google is getting so nosy, it's creepy.
That I agree with. They sell their data, openly, on consumer use. They claim it is anonymous, but do I trust that? Yah, right.
12/12/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by mizzmilla
I love skype
Used it to talk daily to my daughter when she was abroad in London for six months studying. It was incredible.
12/12/2011
Total posts: 24
Unique posters: 20