The other morning I was playing at a training table with Al Spath and we were having trouble with Skype. Someone at the table suggested using Yahoo's Instant Messenger (YIM) conference. We tried it out and it seemed to work out well. Some are having problems, but it seems clearer than skype. I added a thread in the fourms about YIM. http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=221130#221130 If anyone is interested YIM is free