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Topic # 17278 19-Nov-2007 15:00
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Just reading the great Touch topic, and wanted to know how Skype works out price wise with telecom's/vodafone's data plans?  You would definitely need to sign up to a decent data plan with the phone?  Could commit financial suicide with casual mobile broadband!  (definitely not for roaming in Aussie!)  Can you access skype from a wifi hotspot?

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  Reply # 95946 19-Nov-2007 15:20
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mobygeek: Just reading the great Touch topic, and wanted to know how Skype works out price wise with telecom's/vodafone's data plans?  You would definitely need to sign up to a decent data plan with the phone?

You really need to be on the 1GB plan (costing around $50 per month) to avoid a nasty bill shock if using Skype for any decent amount of time.

I found that Skype worked really well over Telecom's Mobile Broadband so long as you were in a Rev.A coverage area.  With Rev.0 it worked OK much of the time if the signal strength was good.  Bandwidth with Rev.0 was a little marginal for comfort though.

This was on a laptop with Telecom Mobile Broadband Data Card rather than a phone, but I guess the results should be similar.

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