You don't need Wi-Fi to use Skype, a communications application that you can use on your computer, mobile device, tablet, television or gaming system. It offers chatting via text, voice and video. By ensuring that your device meets Skype's basic requirements for operation, you can enjoy a steady signal and an uninterrupted chat experience.

Skype Chat Requirements

In order to use Skype for chatting or calls, you must have an Internet connection. If you are using Skype on a computer and don't have Wi-Fi, you can use a standard wired Ethernet connection. Skype also offers a mobile application, which you can download to your smart phone. Once you are logged on to the app, you can chat with friends using the phone's 3G or 4G data connection. Text chat works well over all connections, but Skype recommends the use of Wi-Fi for voice or video calls.