Has anyone tried using Skype on their mobile phone? Does it work well?
I don´t use skype, I use Voipbuster that is cheaper. And it works fine from my mobile. I believe Skype will work fine as well.
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Many cellular providers (Verizon is one notable exception) block the use of Skype and many VoIP services on their data networks. In these cases, you will only be able to use Skype if your phone has the ability to access a Wi-Fi connection, which is generally much faster anyway.
I have used Skype on my Android using T-Mobile and the results are not very consistent. I have not been able to use it at all on T-Mobile's 3G network. I suspect that they are blocking Skype's traffic. It works fine most times using a Wi-Fi link to my DSL connection at home.
The two biggest issues that will affect the quality of your Skype calls on wireless are connection speed and latency. Most VoIP calls use between 64 and 90 KBps in bandwidth. So, make sure your data connection is MUCH faster than that. Latency can be measured using a PING utility, which is available on some smartphones. Unfortunately, other than upgrading your own Wi-Fi connection, there isn't much you can personally do to improve available bandwidth or latency issues. Try to find a mobile provider that has the fastest speed and lowest latency if you want your Skype calls to sound good though.
In India where I'm from, Skype works perfectly on a mobile phone.
All you need is either a GPRS connection to the Internet or you need to link your mobile phone to the Internet via WiFi.
I'm using a Nokia N71 and I get Skype calls at home and at my office both of which are WiFi enabled.
by lillydesiree 7 years ago
I plan to buy a new mobile phone soon wich straight talk phone can i use with skype
by ngureco 4 years ago
How Do I Connect To Internet Using GPRS Mobile Phone?
by shorty72 6 years ago
Does anyone know what is a good mobile phone?I am getting to the end of my contract on my mobile phone and was just wondering what is the best brand of mobile phone is. I have had lost of suggestion but was hoping to narrow it down to two . hope you can help
by dianne143 6 years ago
I am so very sad because I lost my phone and the person who got it won't give it back to me. I am in Asia country and it is so hard to locate our phone to where I belong. I am very sad and I can still think about it my files, pictures and my numbers now I felt the lost of it. I lost it 4 days...
by sam3m 6 years ago
Do you use skype to contact friends and family? I find that it makes our connection closer thanwith just a phone.
by lilmissbookworm 7 years ago
Could you live with out your mobile phone?
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