I’ve been using Skype since 2004. At first, just for voice calls. Then video calls.
Back in 2008 and 2009, the video calls were pretty crisp. No major glitches. Really revolutionary.
In 2011 and 2012, the technology seems to have de-evolved. I can’t get a call to last more than 45 minutes (if that). Because the video blurs, pixilates and freezes. The voice goes robotic and fades out. Glitches abound. A few hours on Skype requires 3-6 actual hang ups and redials because of all the glitches.
And Skype is very aware of the issue. So aware, they created a check box questions for dropped calls. But they haven’t fixed the problem.
I really wouldn’t mind paying a membership fee of $50-100 annually, if they could ensure quality of the calls. But right now they stink. Really and truly stink.
I’ve never seen a service go downhill so far and so fast. Very disappointing.
Anyone use any other form of video conferencing? How’s it working for you?