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iChat International Use

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Is it possible to use iChat internationally between Mac's? If so are there certain settings or system configurations I need to change? Is it better to use Skype for international?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 6, 2009 2:32 PM (in response to jstak19)
    Hi,

    I am in the UK.

    I have chatted with people in Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, India, Japan, Sweden, most European Countries and some in the Middle East.

    There is only minor connection time differences with any of those compared to my second computer.

    The end Connection is Peer to Peer for iChat.
    I am not sure about Skype.



    10:30 PM Tuesday; October 6, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 8, 2009 11:43 AM (in response to jstak19)
    So should have I

    I have VIDEO chatted with people in Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, India, Japan, Sweden, most European Countries and some in the Middle East.


    Most issues are about Router or modem set up rather than distance.
    Available Internet Speed does play a part in some cases.

    Turkish end to Cyprus is difficult.
    I have only had one contact in Poland where the speed was very slow.

    Warning !!!
    Australians tend to answer the phone with their shirt Off. Unfortunately they think of iChat in the same way.



    7:43 PM Thursday; October 8, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 10, 2009 6:25 AM (in response to jstak19)
    No Problem.

    For the points



    2:25 PM Saturday; October 10, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really

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