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Magic
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Registered: ‎28-02-2013
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skype internet usage Usage

Can anyone please tell me if Skype uses a lot of internet usage, and is there a difference in the usage if you just use voice call and not video?

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Kalak
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Re: skype internet usage Usage

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1417/how-much-bandwidth-does-skype-need

 

So a high quality video call could use around 4MB per minute each way.  So it's probably safe to assume that each minute you are on a video call (high quality, not HD) you're using about 10MB of your usage allowance.

 

Voice only calling however uses about 25-30MB per hour.


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lenwar
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Registered: ‎15-01-2012

Re: skype internet usage Usage

I've found during testing that Skype uses on average about 200-300mb of data (up & down combined) per hour of usage on a video call, and around 40-50mb per hour on a voice only call.

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