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Standard User samulam
(committed) Tue 05-Feb-13 17:12:52
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skype for android mobile


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when I install Skype on my android ( ver 4) mobile phone. It will only works when wifi is on. It will not work on 3g. Is there a way round this?
Standard User stuorguk
(member) Tue 05-Feb-13 17:26:43
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Re: skype for android mobile


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Chat works ok. Dont think 3G is good enough for VOIP. Wait for 4G.
Standard User janitor
(experienced) Tue 05-Feb-13 18:54:10
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Re: skype for android mobile


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works fine on 3g on my nexus 4.


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Standard User prlzx
(experienced) Wed 06-Feb-13 14:05:08
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Re: skype for android mobile


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The "Skype on Three" app works ok on 3G but it was specific to the 3 network as it routed the free Skype calls / IMs over GSM - actually prompts you to turn off Wi-Fi. Remember that it also worked on the "Skypephone" which didn't even have Wi-Fi.

3G (even GPRS probably) is "fast" enough (bandwidth-wise) for VoIP and Skype though video quality may be variable and depends on the device too. Jitter and high latency (rather than bandwidth) are the determining factor for VoIP (like gaming).

Remember also that other operators may still be blocking the Skype protocol and/or VoIP ports on 3G, depending on what tariff you are on and whether you are using some operator-specific client app/service.

If you can make a VPN connection to something and Skype them works that may tell you if it is a network issue. PPTP is old and less secure but as (a) by default tends send all traffic through the tunnel and (b) the client is present on most devices, it's good enough for a quick test anyway.



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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Wed 06-Feb-13 14:15:22
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Re: skype for android mobile


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SKYPE works fine on my Galaxy Nexus both on WiFi and 3G.

Does it not ask when installed whether you wish to allow use via 3G? Lots of things like iPlayer etc do this?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 06-Feb-13 18:11:05
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Re: skype for android mobile


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With android phones operators have the ability to customise the OS, so creating a phone where the unlocked direct from Samsung device may behave differently to one with a mobile operator version originally

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