ZDNet’s Russell Shaw points to and agrees with Martin Geddes’ recent rant on the Skype Journal about the less-than-stellar quality of many SkypeOut calls. I must say that this has been my experience too — SkypeOut calls seem to often have poor audio quality, much poorer than Skype-to-Skype calls, but also worse than most PSTN calls I experience. Martin notes that his experiences are becoming too frequent to be just anecdotal and that he, like many of us, came to Skype not just for its value proposition but for the quality too.
I’m curious what kind of experiences others are having with SkypeOut. If you have an opinion on the audio quality of the SkypeOut service, please leave a comment here. Thanks!