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  Skype over BGAN
Using SKYPE with BGAN Terminals
 

It is possible to use a BGAN connection to make and receive SKYPE calls, both Audio and Video calls. Remember however that BGAN is a shared network, and speeds may sometimes fluctuate and cause drop-outs in the connection.

Skype Bandwidth Needs

Note that it lists the bandwidth minimum requirements, and Skype will try to use more bandwidth if possible.

IMPORTANT: If you are signed in to Skype but not making any calls, Skype will use on average 0-4kbps, so make sure to turn off SKYPE when not in use on your BGAN terminal because you are charged per Megabyte transferred with BGAN.

Audio calls with a 30 x 30 speed are not a problem with BGAN. Video calls use a lot more bandwidth, so if you are having issues with the quality of your video calls, we recommend closing other applications that may be using the Internet connection.

SKYPE TO SATELLITE PHONE NUMBER
Skype "International Calling" DOES allow one to call the satellite phone number of any BGAN or IsatPhone satellite phone with Skype's International calling plans. As of March 2016, the rate was $2.62 USD per minute to call a phone connected to a BGAN terminal. Incoming calls to the BGAN are free, and only the calling party using Skype is being charged.

Here is a link to Skype's International calling plans. Just type in "Inmarsat" to list the calling rate.

Here are instructions for making and receiving calls using a BGAN terminal.

Skype

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