Tethering and Skype

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mntentman, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. mntentman macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    My son has an iPhone on AT&T and a non-Apple laptop. He's in the service with no wifi at his base and would like to be able to Skype. I am wondering if tethering the iPhone to the laptop would produce a good enough connection to use Skype? And if so, how much data it might use? Thanks for the help.
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    I doubt it. The iphone's lag is usually around 0.2-0.3 secs, and add tethering, it might lag by 0.5 seconds or more. Also the upload is restricted to around 100 kbps, which is about 12 kilobytes per second. It will be extremely laggy.

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