View Full Version : bandwidth for skype?

05-03-2005, 10:37 PM
I've only got a dial-up 56kps modem.
Considering using Skype for cheaper phone calls, but not sure if it's worth it with that connection speed.
Any comments, hopefully based on experience, gratefully appreciated.

05-03-2005, 11:54 PM
From what I read from various reviews and comments, I was told that Skype is one of the best VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) software. Skype works best on broadband connection but on dial-up, from my experience, it ain't got a good result. I myself currently using Skype on a dial-up connection and boy, when I talk to my friends from Malaysia, the quality is lagging. I won't really advise someone to use VoIP software unless they have a broadband connection. Anyway, don't use net2phone. Cheers :D

06-03-2005, 12:16 AM
I would say its _possible_ to do it, but not desireable.

Ive found it uses on average approx 8-11KB/s, which is more than Dialup can offer.


06-03-2005, 09:50 AM
Get this program, I think it is much better than Skype and it runs very well on dial up:


It has some very cool features as well.