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    My plan has limited minutes and international calling is obviously atrociously expensive. So Skype comes to mind. However on PC to PC calling it seems to work pretty crappy despite excellent connections. For example Facetime seems to work a lot better. For voice calling BBM Voice has been astounding. Skype used too be very good when I started using it but now it seems just OK, maybe its server load or something. On top of all this the windows phone app is in preview still. How have you found voice calling quality through Skype on windows phone? Is it at least as good as regular phone calling?
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    hmm, not sure what is the definition of crappy for you. I use skype from mac to mac and it works fine most of the times.
    I also use skype(on iphone/Nokia 5800 in the past) for skype to mobile/landline phone and that also has worked fine most of the times.

    Yet to try out on my dad's WP Lumia 710.
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    Crappy? I voice/video call my friends all the time, no lag or bad quality.
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    Well by crappy I mean just OK and when something else is being done on the network then the call see,s to lag and get stuck every now and then. Yes I do admit it is decent quality most of the time but you would have to see BBM Voice to know just how good the quality is that I am comparing with.
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    That's your networks fault, not your phone. Consider getting a better carrier or high speed wifi.
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    Try to look at this without fanboy lenses. I have the exact same setup on both sides running Skype and Facetime/BBM Voice and Skype's quality seems consistently lower than the alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    Try to look at this without fanboy lenses. I have the exact same setup on both sides running Skype and Facetime/BBM Voice and Skype's quality seems consistently lower than the alternatives.
    I have to agree. FaceTime does have better video calling quality. But Skype to Skype calls still sound the best
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    My sister (in Chile) and I Skype. She has a laptop, me on a Lumia 810. Audio is perfect, actually sounds better than a normal cellular voice call.

    The kicker is the video. On my side, the phone only shows her face, and it's pixalated. Her side, she says my face is rendered properly, and is better than when I use my laptop and a web cam. It took me a couple of calls to realize what's going on. Not sure which side is doing it, but I'm seeing just her face being tracked, and zoomed in. Hence the pixalation.
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    I've been quite happy with skype on WP8 for voice and video chat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyng View Post
    I've been quite happy with skype on WP8 for voice and video chat.
    same here skypes quality will depend on your connection...
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    I use it some but most of the calls I treceeive from skype right now are not from people I know its for system help from what appear to be spammers from different countries in Europe and cold callers for services I dont want. but they come through fine on my L920 which I have had for a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guzzler3 View Post
    Not sure which side is doing it, but I'm seeing just her face being tracked, and zoomed in. Hence the pixalation.
    I've noticed that too with my girlfriend via iPad video skype only worse. I could only see half her face. There must be an option to turn the zoom off somewhere.

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