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megabyte usage when skyping/phoning on the internet?

I want to make phone calls over the internet, but I have to pay for megabyte usage. Does anyone know how many magabytes a minute Skyping or phoning takes? I pay 14 cents a megabyte (with a Cambodian service provider), which is cool for images, but I have no idea what phoning costs, and I don’t want to wait until the first internet usage bill arrives. thanks, Rita.

by [a former member] at 2005-05-04 21:08:24 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Phnom Penh , Cambodia | Bookmark | | Report spam→

It al depens on the codec used. With today’s VOIP technology you might be using between 8 to 10 kbps. That will be between 0.4 to 0.6 megabytes a min. The worst case scenario 64 kbps ! But that is rare.
For a little info …. http://www.voip-info.org/wiki-Bandwidth+consumption

Alex

by Alex Reshuan | 04 May 2005 21:05 | Miami, United States | | Report spam→
Rita ,there was a thread about it a while ago
http://www.lightstalkers.org/post.cfm?post_id=550

You can install MenuMeters and set it to display network activity- that will get you a dropdown menu telling you exactly how many bytes are going in and out. Gio and I did a pretty non-scientific test,and came up with about 6mb for 20 minutes, but you might want to be more scientific about it ;)
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17713&mode=info

Hope all well out there.

j

by [former member] | 04 May 2005 22:05 | Baghdad, Iraq | | Report spam→

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