SKYPE - sound quality

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  1. #1

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    SKYPE - sound quality

    when l say sound quality l mean, sometimes on calling people's phone number we cannot hear the receiver,or they can't hear us. the "Echo / sound test service" in contacts list was called to check, and sound quality seems to be fine, ie we can clearly hear the voice and we can clearly hear our own recording. Is it because of contention issues, ie number of ppl, globally, using skype at the same time?


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    I don't know the cause, but I have noticed that sound quality has been particularly poor lately. I have tried making calls to several different people and have always had problems; dropped calls, I couldn't hear the other person, they couldn't hear me, my voice fading in and out on the receiver's end, etc. Sound Test also shows no problems so I don't know what the problem is.


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    l was just charged 0.69c for a 10sec call to hkg where there was no audio. happens about 20% of the times, l know as in HKG, secs get rounded off to nearest min, but still that isnt cheap, China mobile in sz have 12593IDD service, and it costs about .39c (rmb) to call HKG, but thats still cheaper

    Last edited by Tioga; 17-05-2012 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCDC:
    I don't know the cause, but I have noticed that sound quality has been particularly poor lately. I have tried making calls to several different people and have always had problems; dropped calls, I couldn't hear the other person, they couldn't hear me, my voice fading in and out on the receiver's end, etc. Sound Test also shows no problems so I don't know what the problem is.
    one theory - more video calls. Their latest mac release seems to make video calls standard so perhaps Its eating bandwidth?

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