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I'm sure this information is obvious somewhere, but I can't seem to find a specific answer anywhere.

We would like to use Skype for VIDEO calls over the cellular network (the area we're working in doesn't have wireless service at this time). From what we can tell, there are either no or very limited phones that will do Skype video at all, and the other devices (ipad, iphone, ipod touch) appear to do Skype/Video Skype over wireless only, not cellular.

So, am I missing something, or is this just the way it is? Can we use a notebook with cellular modem in it, or use a Verizon tethering modem (i.e. does Skype care if the internet is provided via wireless or cellular)?

Thanks!

asked 09/07/2010 02:35

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Hi,

As far the Skype is concerned, it needs a good internet connection to go for a Video call. Using the GPRS facility in your cellular you can connect to internet and that is not quite sufficient to make video calls. If you have 3G services activated in your mobile you are very well use skype.

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mcskarthikeyan

hmmm, we were told that almost none of the phones support video skype over 3g... is that incorrect?
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clbrownjr

> there are either no or very limited phones that will do Skype video at all,

yes, as per the information provided on Skype site.

> other devices (ipad, iphone, ipod touch) appear to do Skype/Video Skype over wireless only, not cellular.

not really. Skype on iPhone and iPod supports both Wi-Fi and cellular.

BTW, iPad does not support video call as it has not built-in camera.

> Can we use a notebook with cellular modem in it, or use a Verizon tethering modem

Yes. you can.

> does Skype care if the internet is provided via wireless or cellular

Skype does not care though it may know the connection type: Wi-Fi or Cellular on 3G or even GPRS.
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