skype on mobile net

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 18:42
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anyone out there in computer land used skype from mobile internet ( laptop) without any dramas
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Reply By: DesF - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 19:14

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 19:14
Hi, Qubert, Yes We Have been using it for about 18 months, I have a nokia 6720 and $10.00 Data pack and we use it as a modem on the laptop,
Works anywhere you can get a signal , all towns and a lot in between , very happy,]I also use it for Skpe conversations and it does not seem to use much data, we only get 200meg with the pack, but did a trip to QLD last year and after 3 weeks of checking the mail and some mapping and Skype talking to family in WA & SA etc only used a 100meg.
I also have Skype phone time, and can ring any phones for 0.023cents a minute , mobile a bit dearer.
When away I would ring the parks ahead on the phone and it can be anytime, saved heaps on phone calls.
Can reccomend it.
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: qubert - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:06

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:06
ok. thats the info i needed thanks matey potatey!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenda and Max C (QLD - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:25

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:25
Des
If I go for the Nokia 6720 Deal, can I use it as a modem for Bigpond Mobile instead of a USB modem
Max
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Follow Up By: DesF - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 17:51

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 17:51
Hi Qubert, Glad I could help, Cheers Des.

Hi G & M. It is a bigpond data pack that I have , and I just log into my ISP provider ( Tadaust) and check my Emails on there and delete all the big jokes etc before I down load them on Outlook Express.
The laptop has both as email clients , and at home it logs to Tadaust and away it uses the phone, you get a choice who you want to send it with when you write a message in OE.
Cheers des.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenda and Max C (QLD - Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 08:00

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 08:00
Des
THanks for that info.It can become very confusing talking to some Telstra dealers.
Max
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Reply By: Mark - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 21:48

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 21:48
Tried skype on the laptop with Optus dongle on Stockton beach a couple of months ago. Called the inlaws in Sweden, worked very well & the video was also good. Bit weird they were watching 4wd's going up & down the beach and we could see them in there lounge room with snow visible through the window. They seem to have sorted the latency issues out that used to affect VOIP services on mobile data platforms.
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Reply By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:50

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:50
We only have access to wireless NextG broadband and use Skype sometimes. The capability depends a bit on the local cell loading from other users, but is also affected by the loading for data elsewhere in the internet, including the recipients internet overseas.

I seem to have had more success on the laptop through the pre-paid dongle than the home system with high gain antenna and older blue Telstra modem.
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