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Is skype data intensive?

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I'm tethering right mow via my iPhone to an iPad 2

I was wondering if it would be ok to do a voice call over skype (voice only; for a couple of hours)

I have a 1GB data plan

Please advise. Thanks OCN!
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How much bandwidth does Skype use while I’m in a call?
On average, Skype uses between 3-16 kilobytes/sec depending on bandwidth available for other party, network conditions in between, callers CPU performance, etc.

from the wiki ^
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So that's a no? Haha
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Doesnt that mean you would only be able to have a 16 min call before you hit 1gb ?

Assuming 16 kilobytes a second.

Edit: I think thats 16 hours.
    
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you should be fine. 3 hours of talk will be about 175 MB if my math is correct.

(16 x 60 x 180)/1024
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16kb/sec = ~1mb/minute
you have a 1gb plan, so you can handle about 1000 minutes
1000 minutes = 16.66 hours
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Originally Posted by Argorn5757 View Post
you should be fine. 3 hours of talk will be about 175 MB if my math is correct.

(16 x 60 x 180)/1024
I agree, you should be alright. 3600 seconds in an hour, if you're using ~15 kilobytes a second it would hit around 53 megabytes after one hour.
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