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Does Skype Prevent Long Calls?

Unfortunately, over the past two days, I have spent nearly 18 hours on the phone. It was either that or fly to Atlanta to be at a meeting, so I’m happy to have the option not to travel. :) However, it’s been a bit hard on me since I’ve had to get up at the crack of dawn.

Anyway, I’ve mostly been using Skype and my Unlimited North America plan to join these marathon calls. The quality is decent and the price is right–already paid for :) However, I noticed an annoying “issue” with Skype doing these calls. After about 4 hours in, the call unceremoniously dropped! I suspect they have this to prevent people from nailing up a circuit 24×7–something dialup Internet service providers used to do also.

Has anyone else experienced this issue with long calls and Skype? Was it an anomaly? Let me know by leaving a comment.


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