Can I face chat from my phone to someones pc with skype?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Ferri1c, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Ferri1c macrumors member

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    My friend lives in another state. Id love to be able to face chat but he doesnt have an iphone. He has skype on his computer. Is there away for me to face chat from my phone to his skype? If so please explain the steps.
    Thank you in advance!!!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, Skype hasnt been updated to do videochat with iphones yet.
    You can use yahoo IM though if your friend wants to install that instead.
     
  3. Ferri1c thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh ok thanks. So I need to tell him to download yahoo IM. Do I need to get an app for the iphone to be able to face chat through that?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you need to install the yahoo IM app also on your phone.
     
  5. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Have you guys had good experiences with the yahoo messenger video calls? I tested it on my home network and there was a 5-10 second delay in audio and video... very annoying and basically unusable.
     
  6. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    no problem at all...

    call on 3G slightly more blurry than wifi, but still very good quality. No lag whatsover and sound is loud and clear

    Calls were made from NY (iPhone4) to Singapore (PC)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Both yours and your videochat receivers internet connections upload and download speed and network congestion would be the reasons of delays and other issues that might come up.
     
  8. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    If friend has a mac running Snow Leopard, just have him install the facetime for mac client.
     

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