- 12-29-2012, 09:44 AM #26
Addendum: Data usage actually varies a bit. On most calls, I hover around 150kbps, but occasionally, I connect to HD, at which consumes data much faster, I think about 5X faster. When that happens I ask the person on the other end to dial it down and call me back.
EDIT: The data usage refers to video calls. Voice calls use a lot less.
Last edited by Roo Zilla; 12-29-2012 at 11:31 AM.
- 12-29-2012, 09:54 AM #30
Addendum: Calling through a local number requires something called Skype Out, and uses Skype credit. I don't have Skype credit, so obviously, no Skype Out.
- 12-29-2012, 09:58 AM #31
- 12-29-2012, 10:15 AM #33
- 12-29-2012, 10:21 AM #34
"2G connections are only able to provide very limited speeds: up to 60kbit/s download and up to 40kbit/s upload. Whilst it may be technically possible to make a Skype call over a 2G connection, it is likely to be very unreliable. We recommend using Skype over 3G connections whenever possible."
- 12-29-2012, 10:25 AM #35
- 12-29-2012, 10:27 AM #36
EDIT: Added a screenshot of the EDGE speeds I get in China. It's plenty for Skype voice.
Last edited by Roo Zilla; 12-29-2012 at 11:20 AM.
- 12-29-2012, 11:10 AM #37
I'm doubtful of Skype on BB10. I don't see Microsoft giving it's competitor an edge. They are both battling for #3 spot in the mobile game and 2013 is where ish gets real. I only see it happening if Microsoft gets pressured from many corporate bigwigs that still use their BlackBerry devices. If it's there at launch, then disregard everything I just said, lol.--- BlackBerry Experience ---
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12-29-2012, 01:44 PM #38
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Skype is a tool which I use for professional communication, with colleages and customers. In my company, we have a voip/vídeo/conferencing inhouse services, but Skype is widelly prefered, considering the simplicity, it is cross platform and we are already connected. Also, skype is 'tolerated' by my IT department. Simply, no chance to move to any other system, just because my bb10 does not support skype.
I am aware that it is ms blocking and not RIM, but IMHO, there is no substitude and it will be a selling problem in my corner of the world.
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12-29-2012, 03:44 PM #42
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Skype would be great. IMHO RIM needs to make BBM the mobile/desktop premier IM service. Put BBM beyond the consumer/enterprise space. Medical, automotive, M2M etc. Have the broadest and most extensive support period. This is where I see BBM going. Top it all off with video chat and we're set
File sharing,e-commerce etc. Totally interactive and supporting vast lateral integration."I gotta Z10......I gotta Z10....Hey...Hey...Hey....Hey"........
- 12-29-2012, 08:57 PM #47
I'd like to see Skype there but I would hardly if ever use it. I will be using bbm a lot though. Skype has no bearing on whether or not I buy a device. It never has and probably never will.I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- 12-30-2012, 03:58 AM #50
We can't make Microsoft the key to BlackBerry 10's success. Yes, I would like OneNote, Netflix, Office, Skype, Messenger, and every other Microsoft application that is available, but if they're not there that's fine too. This is not a Microsoft phone, it's a BlackBerry.
Live Messenger has been on BlackBerry for YEARS. Microsoft is combining it with Skype in Q1. RIM is most likely not going to cut off an important service to consumers, and going to give us Skype.
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