Skype as a stand alone unltd solution

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mpossoff, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Hi I have an unltd USA skype calling account and use it on my iPhone. I was investigating getting an unltd voice plan from AT&T.

    Is it wise to use skype as a stand alone voice solution compared to unltd AT&T voice in regards to reliability to make and receive calls, I recently purchased a skype phone number. I make alot of voice calls and receive alot of calls too.
     
  2. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Anyone use skype as their primary for making and receiving calls with their iPhone with good success?
     
  3. cmzwirner macrumors newbie

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    Skype requires much more bandwidth than default calling with ATT. You would need 3g 24/7 to get comprehendible voice quality. On edge, you couldnt use it.

    This is my experience.
     
  4. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    How long have you been with AT&T?

    I live in an area where AT&T is pretty popular, so that helps, but I use my cellphone exclusively. I have no landline at home, and I don't use my office phone hardly at all. I'm a Pastor, I spend a LOT of time on my phone, but I still use very few minutes. I have AT&T's smallest calling plan, and have over 2,000 rollover minutes. Reason being is I try to call people on their cellphones, and they call me on theirs. They all have AT&T, which is unlimited.

    The point I'm trying to make is, if your new to AT&T, see how much you ACTUALLY use it before forking over for an unlimited plan. I wouldn't use skype as a standalone, however, it'll end up costing you in bandwith (unless your grandfathered in to unlimited).
     

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