Skype question

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  1. Ludee00

    Ludee00 iPF Novice

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    I currently have the iPad 2 and I am trying to video chat with my friend in Australia, who does not have FaceTime (she uses a PC). Will Skype work for video chatting? Has anyone used the app that is now in the market? Should I tell her to download something else? It's important that we have good quality calls.
    Any advice?
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    Skype works fine on the iPad1 and iPad2. While it's only an iPhone app, it's fully compatible with the iPad and, on the iPad2, it supports the cameras. On the iPad1, of course, it can't send video, but an incoming Skype call with video content displays perfectly.

    Tim
     
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    I've used Skype on my iPad 1 and 2 with domestic U.S. calls and overseas calls in either direction, depending on where I am. The connection quality varies, probably depending on interference and such. Sometimes the connection stutters or cuts off; sometimes it's fine. No pattern that I can tell. The picture quality is a bit blurry on iPad 2, but heck it's free, so I can't complain.
     
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    Thanks for advice.
     
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    Thanks for the comments about the use of Skype. We currently use this on a Macbook with good effect all over the world but mainly to Japan & Canada from the UK. Because we recently purchased an Ipad1 I hadn't been minded to put Skype on - but it seems it works perfectly well for some of you in spite of not having pics...........Thanks. And as you say it's FREE!
     
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    giradman iPad Super Guru

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    New to the iPad but added the Skype app the other day (we have a camera & Skype on our desktop - wife & son talk a lot w/ each other) - so I was in the basement on my treadmill & spouse was on the computer - made a Skype call to her from the iPad - no problem @ all! Of course, your friend will need the right hardware & software - good luck! :)
     
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    Thanks everyone :)
     

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