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Unbound Spiral: Skype Dropped Calls

October 2, 2003 01:42 PM

Just realized there is another shortcut I want. It is a last number redial. I know Skype is in beta, yet today on one call I got a significant number of disconnects. Now that may not have anything to do with Skype. I may have just wandered out of the zone. What I need is a sound alert --- that the signal is broken and a shortcut or quick key to confirm a redial.

Separately, I guess my disconnect during call rate is increasing. I've got no way of measuring the statistics for dropped calls. However, if I was a first time user and getting the drop call performance I had on this call then I might be less than impressed. I wonder what statistics could be contributed --- feed Skype with without breaching any privacy issues? Would it help?



Comments (4)

did you have that problem with version 0.93? note that version 0.92 and older had a bug that caused calls to be dropped (see the 0.93 changelog at http://www.skype.com/help_releasenotes.html ).

cheers!

- jaan

Posted by: jaan at October 3, 2003 12:31 AM

Jaan,
This was noted post using version 0.93. I've sent you a call log summary and a few additional details. Hope that helps.

Posted by: Stuart at October 3, 2003 1:17 PM

Hi Stuart, I was wondering if it would be possible to connect a regular phone to the modem port and use that instead of the PC's microphone and speakers. (That would trivially enable wireless skyping). What do you think?

Posted by: Seb at October 5, 2003 5:54 PM

Hi, Seb,

If it's possible to connect a phone to a voice modem and use it together with IP software, that would be great!

But have you ever tried that? I tried but never success at all. Though windows will add a WDM driver for voice modem, those WDM device don't seemed to work with IP phone software. If any body know how to do that, I will be very appreciated.

The only similar way I tried successfully by interconnect a sound card and a voice modem with mic/spk interface.


Robert

Posted by: Robert at October 6, 2003 9:06 AM