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Renmoo
22-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Dear all,

I have got an event coming up in which I would need to be able to stream it via Skype to another person. Unfortunately, there isn't WiFi hotspots available at the event. What are my options here?

Cheers :)

Nomad
22-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Dunno.
The best I could find is Actrix but it is not a daily charge but just a daily cap so yo can ration it ...

Surprise Woosh doesn't have it either ..

gary67
22-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Vodem or T stick prepay?

somebody
22-03-2010, 06:55 PM
Do you need video?

Renmoo
22-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Yes video is needed.

nedkelly
22-03-2010, 07:27 PM
make your own hotspot?

pcuser42
22-03-2010, 07:33 PM
Yes video is needed.

I was going to suggest a cellphone but it's not really suited for video.

Renmoo
22-03-2010, 07:52 PM
make your own hotspot?
Nope, not possible in this case.

Renmoo
22-03-2010, 08:17 PM
T-stick or Vodem - what's the quality like when it comes to Skyping?

gary67
23-03-2010, 06:48 AM
I have no idea never used one but it was the first thing that came to mind when I read your post

somebody
23-03-2010, 06:55 AM
T-stick or Vodem - what's the quality like when it comes to Skyping?

Yes it is viable, although I don't know about video. There is a company I am aware of which routinely sends staff out to different parts of the country, with a laptop + Vodem, so they can keep in touch with colleagues at the office using Skype. Apparently it works quite well, although I think it's just audio.

To be honest, mobile broadband is pretty damn good these days, so it should be fine - expensive though if you plan to stream video!!!

Renmoo
23-03-2010, 08:24 AM
In my case, money is not an issue due to corporate sponsorship. I will hunt around the Vodafone website for short-term contracts.

Chilling_Silence
23-03-2010, 04:04 PM
Give me a buzz privately, I'll loan you a Telecom XT 3G datastick if you want for 48 hours? No charge ;)

gary67
23-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Give me a buzz privately, I'll loan you a Telecom XT 3G datastick if you want for 48 hours? No charge ;)

That will be a hard to beat offer

mxpress
24-03-2010, 07:34 AM
T-stick or Vodem - what's the quality like when it comes to Skyping?

I was recently travelling up to Hamiton from New plymouth, with my son who was using his laptop and a telecom XT stick, sitting in the car beside me. he was happily Skyping friends around the place and the video quality appeared normal to me. i was also surprised that after an hour of this, he had only used about 40 megs. Quite impressive.