Does Skype affect Ooma call quality?

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PeterBro
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Does Skype affect Ooma call quality?

Post by PeterBro » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 am

Hi,

Does anyone know if running Skype at the same time as Ooma affects Ooma call quality? My Ooma setup (Ooma Telo and Telo handset, AT&T Uverse DSL) works great. I have a couple of friends who like to be able to call me on Skype (no cost to them). I think I notice a slight drop in quality of my Ooma calls when the Skype application is running (whether or not a Skype call is in progress). Is it possible that Skype is competing with Ooma for QoS priority packets and affecting Ooma call quality?

Peter

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Re: Does Skype affect Ooma call quality?

Post by lbmofo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:45 am

Heard that Skype is peer to peer so your internet is used for other people's traffic as well.

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