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    'free' pay as you go video conferencing

    Had a phone call last week about a free video conferencing service where you just pay for what you use which includes plasma screen and all the kit.

    In the bottom it says, The above 'pay as you go' concept can be compared with a pay as you go mobile phone solution' but above it it says that there is a Admin Fee on 99 per month Can't remember the past time my pay as you go phone company asked me to sign a contract. They also charge a 500 installation fee which I find a little steep.

    Won't use it but thought it was funny that its free except the initial 600 you have to find.

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    I love it. Like how some people think that when they take out a mobile contract, they're getting the phone for nothing....

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    What sort of kit were they talking about? ie. Polycom? Aethra? Large room size? Single person size?

    Just trying to figure out if it is actually a good deal or not :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    includes plasma screen and all the kit ... Admin Fee on 99 per month ... 500 installation fee
    For 500 (or maybe a tad over) you could get a cheap widescreen TV or screen, a cheap PC and a decent webcam and use Skype. Bang, one dedicated video conferencing suite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    For 500 (or maybe a tad over) you could get a cheap widescreen TV or screen, a cheap PC and a decent webcam and use Skype. Bang, one dedicated video conferencing suite.

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    And if you took into account the cost of running it for a year, you'd have 1700 to spend on kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    1700 to spend on kit.
    For that I reckon you could buy two camcorders, tripod mounts, a 120mhz refresh rate screen and some shutter glasses and do 3D video conferencing.

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