I'm trying to find out approximately how much data a Skype call uses, but I'm finding really bad numbers. Skype has an official FAQ about it here https://support.skyp...my-mobile-phone
Skype-to-Skype calls: 50kbps or around 3MB for one minute of calling
but that is completely inconsistent, as 50kbps only adds up to 375KB, not the 3MB that Skype estimates. That makes a huge difference for an hour of calls (~22MB vs ~180MB). There's a lot of Skype forum topics that just parrot the official FAQ, so that doesn't help at all.
I also found this http://arstechnica.c...think-data-use/
we made a five-minute call from Skype on an iPhone over 3G to another Skype user. During that time, we received 1.5MB of data and sent 1.8MB for a total of 3.3MB of data transmitted.
which is 0.66MB/min, in between the two Skype estimates. But it's from 2010 so may have changed by now.
Does anyone have current real-world experience with Skype data usage? About how much does it take for Skype-to-Skype calls or Skype-to-phone calls?
Best Answer primexx , 25 February 2014 - 04:49
Sorry, but Skype estimates 3Mb per minute, which is in fact equal to 50Kbps, since 50Kb * 60 = 3000Kb = 3Mb
You misread the b in Mb to be uppercase instead of lowercase, so it is megabits, not megabytes.
Wolfram Alpha to back me up: http://www.wolframal...o Mb per minute
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