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  1. gasman28

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    Hiya guys. I'm in the UK and thinking of buying the 2012 version. As we are off to Singapore and New Zealand soon, I wondered if it were possible to use Skype on the device without incurring any charges? Perhaps using free Wi Fi?
    How easy would it be to set up? Sorry if it has been asked before.

    Steve
     

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    Hi Steve, welcome to AF! :)

    Yep, as long as you have an internet connection via the free wifi, you should have no issues using Skype.
     
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    Many thanks fella - as I am 109 years old, it's good to know that you youngsters are on the ball to help out the old folk :) I'm off to Amazon to buy my new gadget.
     
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    Nexus 7 being delivered on Friday - many thanks again guys, great site :)
    No doubt I shall be returning soon with more questions, so keep this frequency open ;)

    Steve
     
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    Welcome to AndroidForums!

    More pointers for you as you are about to buy the Nexus 7 I hold near and dear as I own one myself.

    Battery - The Nexus 7 has a large battery. As such a typical phone charger or power port on a computer will never fully charge the device, be sure to have on hand the original wall charger and factory cable when you travel.

    If you need a 12 volt option like a car adapter or portable power pack then make sure you buy one that outputs at least 2amps and use a high quality usb cable to power it. If you find yourself in a bind then be sure to turn off the tablet when it is charging else you will probably find the N7 using the power as it comes in.

    Storage - If you plan on using the N7 as a host and distribution device to share tidbits of the trip with the family and friends then you will need to note that the N7 does not have removable media like an sdcard, nor does it have a port for it.

    The N7 does have full USB host support, that is you can buy a special cable that will convert the micro usb port on the N7 into a full sized USB port that you can connect full sized devices like keyboards, mice, and more. You can also connect portable storage like USB drives and memory cards with the proper adapter.

    You want an OTG device or cable like the following -

    Decrescent 4 in 1 Micro USB Host OTG and Card Reader: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    OR

    TECHGEAR
     
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    Also do make my mistake and leaving it the cold back the screen will be destroyed always keep it safe even if you owned it for a while once the screen is broken it's a pain to fix ALWAYS KEEP YOUR NEXUS DEVICES SECURE
     
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    Awesome... you will not be disappointed with the N7

    Come back whenever :)
     
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    N7 delivered today and is on charge as we speak. I will be back soon with some techie questions. Looking forward to installing Skype and loads more. Thanks guys
     
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