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Is there a charge to Skype from your I Phone ?


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Userlevel 7
If you use WiFi, then no. If you use data, then it will use your data bucket (if you have one) or you'll be charged pay-per-use.
Userlevel 4
if you use mobile data, yes. If you use wifi, no.
Thanks..so pay per use is usually how much approx ?
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Janet Sanderson wrote:

Thanks..so pay per use is usually how much approx ?

That all depends how long you are using Skype. Honestly, don't use mobile data for Skype at all.
Janet Sanderson wrote:

Thanks..so pay per use is usually how much approx ?

If it's voice calling, it'll be dependant on the quality of the audio. High bitrate = more mobile data used. The average is probably 128kb/sec. If you do video calling, the usage will be much higher. Again, depending on quality, you would probably be looking at 500kb/sec minimum. Short bursts of skyping is fine (IE: 5 minute call) as it won't use that much data (IE: % minute call = 37.5 mb if quality is 128kb/sec). Even then, I wouldn't use skype all that much unless it was over wifi, but the choice is yours.

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