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$4.95 for 30MB (about 10 minutes of Skype)
$11.95 for 90MB (about 30 minutes of Skype)
$19.95 for 180MB (about 1 hours of Skype)
(assuming Skype uses ~3mb per minute)
I think it'll work however you'll need to be patient and possible reconnect several times. You should set up your laptop and test a vpn on the ground beforehand and disable updates etc as the 180mb data allowance could be gone in minutes.
If you can dial into the conference call by mobile then you'd have a much better experience however you'll need a Telstra/Optus postpaid service and be willing to pay $4 per minute on Optus or $5 on Telstra (quite expensive but a fraction of the $1900 change fee).
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I admit I have done it on SQ flights...as long as you are more a listener than talking you should be OK as one of the previous posts mention -
key is to try and use a satellite friendly method to connect, Skype for Business is not too good, or Arkadin, webex, etc - something like Bluejeans if your company use it, or similar that optimize for higher latency connections, otherwise forget it....
I don't get the whole "people around you not wanting to listen to you and might get annoyed", if a couple sitting next to each other, or 2 colleagues have a discussion on a flight, how different is that to you talking into a phone........
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