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    Senior Member Digby's Avatar
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    Default Skype on dial up ?

    Hi Guys

    I have never used Skype, but a friend of mine wants me to help set up Skype on her laptop.

    My question is that she is on dialup and I doubt if it would run on dialup.

    Does anyone know if it is practical to use Skype on dialup ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    It does kind of work. Just audio - 5 - 10 second delay.
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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    Video chat might be a problem but the IM side should work ok

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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    Audio does work, it's not the greatest, but it's doable.
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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    It can break up a lot. Forget about video chat, it's not good on dialup.

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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    If you can get a decent dial up speed (i.e. not in the evenings or other high usage time) then Skype audio will work OK. I used it before we got broadband and it worked with a 95 - 100% connection, with no lag. Video will be a no go.
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    Default Re: Skype on dial up ?

    Thanks guys

    Some great information.

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