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Topic # 67828 8-Sep-2010 21:43
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I tried to make the title as informative as possible.

How good is the video and audio quality over Skype on the 2D 3G network? I have a stick with the 2GB 30 days promotion on it and was thinking of using it to contact family and friends overseas and talk to them. Im in CHCH and a lot of them are all worked up (actually the quake seems to have affected them more than me oO )

So back on topic, are the calls stuttery or are they clear as they can be for NZ internet? 

Cheers all

Chris 




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  Reply # 378033 8-Sep-2010 21:46
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Because you have the stick and the data bundle surely the best bet is for you to give it a go as not everyone will have the same experience.

Report back of course :-)



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  Reply # 378040 8-Sep-2010 21:56
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I will indeed, the darndest thing though, all my British family and American friends are in bed! The lazy buggers are probably at work mind you, but i still thought i'd ask incase someone else had tried. If it sucks then i'll just zerg download somethings, perhaps the new Ubuntu beta of 10.10...

If i test it before anyone else replies i will of course reply in the most informative and mature manner ^^




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  Reply # 378060 8-Sep-2010 22:30
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Not sure if it counts for much but I've tried with the Skype Test Call and it was as clear and stable as a normal call.

2degrees' 3G network isn't bad but it does seem to pick and set up connections slower than the other networks resulting in a big initial pings at times.

Results may vary with signal strength and congestion.




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