RE: [classicrv] Skype phone call
- I'm not an expert at Skype by any means, but I'm fairly certain it will just up whatever the available bandwidth is (up to a point)...so data usage for a 20-minute call would probably vary depending on connection speeds in the area you are in. If it's 4G (assuming your device is capable and you are in a 4G service area), then it could be a decent chunk of data...from what little I've seen, 4G is pretty darn fast!But...I guess we should ask Google...And there are some folks here clarifying the above info - http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Video-Call-Data-Usage/td-p/706497Wesley
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of JerryK
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [classicrv] Skype phone callYou're correct Ed, my question is confusing. I should have said how much "cell phone data usage" would a 20 minute Skype video call from my home computer to my wife's cellphone generate. I only have four Gigabytes of data usage on my cellphone plan.JerryK
Had forgotten that there are a few types of Internet services that have data caps. Satellite and some line-of-sight services sure do. Have not had a problem with streaming use limits with DSL or U-verse service.
Would be hard to justify video conferencing with a mobile with that much data usage. Maybe back when there really were unlimited mobile data plans.
--- In email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:To Jerry, , got this info from skype site.Some ISPs do , and cell carriers can charge for data over 4g etc.If you're using a LTE laptop. tablet or netbook.
Here are examples of some typical Skype data usage:
On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM, <red2dog45@...> wrote:
- Skype-to-Skype calls: 50kbps or around 3MB for one minute of calling
- Calls to mobile numbers or landlines: 6-20 kbps or around 1MB for one minute of calling
- Video calls between two mobile phone devices: 500kbps
- Video calls between a mobile phone and a computer: 600kbps
Why are you concerned about computer time or data transferred during the calls? I don't know of any Internet service that charges by connect time or data amount. RogerD