Anyone else nervous about Skype becoming popular and slowing down our EDGE?

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wildonrio

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Since it uses data to make the calls, EDGE will get way way slower as more people use Skype. I personally hope it doesn't get too popular...
 

x999x

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I'm convinced that this is already occurring in my area. It seems like every week EDGE is just a smidgen slower than the previous week.
OK, WTF, I thought I was going crazy... But I'm not now that I know others are experiencing these oddities.

Just today I was cruising a picture blog site that I know doesn't get traffic, because it's mine lol, but anyway, it took 9 minutes to load up the first page of just 6 images at no more than 200k each. 9 minutes! ! !

I have been doing this all last week to show friends my vacation pictures that I haven't put on my phone yet. Each and every time it was on EDGE without WiFi enabled, and it was the same, if not better, as having a 56k connection. I'm totally fine with that, it's how I was raised, lol, but lately I'm lucky to even get that performance.

I noticed the issue with network speed today at work around 2:30pm pst.
 

Cash

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Skype has nothing to do with how shitty EDGE is.

Why are we even talking about EDGE ,we need a wifi around every corner its fucking 2007!

Every time I use Edge in my area I just want to slam my iPhone against the wall.
 

seb481

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Skype DOES NOT slow down Edge.
I actually am excited about Skype getting popular. Skype is a great way to make free calls (especially for me since I am French and I have to call France on a regular basis).
Besides who uses Skype on a cellphone? Skype is not usable on the iPhone yet and it's a real pain in the ass to use on a blackberry.
 

ps49556n

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I don't think anyone should worry about skype slowing edge down....the various skype iPhone attempts (Soonr, Jahjah) are laughable....You still have to use airtime while using these offerings!
 

tharmsen

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I just hope Skype doesn't get sued by AT&T and/or Apple (stranger things have happened) before they get the product on the market. I'm really looking forward to this application.
 

wildonrio

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Skype DOES NOT slow down Edge.
I actually am excited about Skype getting popular. Skype is a great way to make free calls (especially for me since I am French and I have to call France on a regular basis).
Besides who uses Skype on a cellphone? Skype is not usable on the iPhone yet and it's a real pain in the ass to use on a blackberry.
How could it not use EDGE? If it uses airtime, then it would be worthless.