[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Sun Apr 5 21:32:24 AEST 2009

On 05/04/2009, at 8:37 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009, Chris Maltby wrote:
>> It's not clear that you'd want to use skype over the mobile network's
>> data channel as the data charges would be higher than the equivalent
>> voice charges.
> Do you have some math to back that up?
> I use skype to make international calls over my Three mobile data
> account.
> Thats 2c a minute. That isn't bad for making an international
> phone call.

It costs me just under 0.3c a minute (standard skype charge) to call  
any landline in the world, and 100 times this to call any mobile. To  
this, I only have to consider data charges if I am not within wireless  
range (ie, using 3G), and even then, I've yet to use my monthly quota,  
by a country mile.


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