5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2009 6:25 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
jstak19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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 (70,015 points)
    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

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  • jstak19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I should have been more specific about iChat does the video conferencing work without any issues?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (70,015 points)
    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

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  • jstak19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help.

    Jason
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (70,015 points)
    No Problem.

    For the points



    2:25 PM Saturday; October 10, 2009

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