China Declares Skype Illegal

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  2. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    After Skype, what's next? o_O
     
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    Most countries ban Skype as their very expensive Telecom can't compete with Skype.

    I pay $70 yearly for a VPN to use the Skype occasionally to call the toll-free numbers in the USA. Due to slow broadband I have the call is almost unbearable as far as the quality of sound concerned.

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    Really? Most countries?? Aside from China, as mentioned above, I don't know of any other country that has done this. Can you elaborate?
     
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    Google and ya shall find! :)

    BTW, never been to China!

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    I did before posting but couldn't find a huge list of countries that have banned skype. I'm thinking there's maybe a few but 'most' means more than 98, and I don't think it's anywhere near that number.
     
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    I think a lot of this has to do with Skype being encrypted. And the people's Republic of Mao Zedong doesn't much like that it can't monitor all of its citizens.
     
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    Interesting point ... my son uses Skype (no other phone available), and when he phones us usually the sound quality is atrocious (we have standard Bell landline).
     
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    Removed Off Topic Posts. If this thread turns political, it will be closed as per our TOS. Let's keep it on topic. Thanks!
     
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