Netbook and Skype

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  1. johnnerontheroad

    johnnerontheroad Read Only Funster

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    I am thinking of getting a netbook can anyone tell me will it work with Skype and if it does will Skype eat my download credits?

    Dave
     
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    Good question Dave would like to know the answer to.:thumb:
    Also how much credit does surfing use up, say for an hour:Blush:
     
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    Yes Skype works fine from a netbook, but Skype with video is very hungry and will eat the merger allowance of say a mobile internet dongle. I am on Vodafone's 1 GB/£15 and will not entertain Skyping with that. Skype use to give you a readout of actual data rate but I now cant find that facility so cant be specific.
     
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    Have you tried without the video link just the voice does it still use eat your download allowance?

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    Skype works fine on our netbook.

    However, Skype with video will eat up your allowance but with voice only, it is not a big problem.
     
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    No but b2tuscan has an answer.

    For voice in the UK we simply use our 3mobile with its free Skype voice/chat, another excellent cost saving option and one not needing a WiFi link.
     
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