Testing Your Connection via an App

There are many apps available to help you test the connection quality of the Internet service your mobile device uses. This can help you determine how well it will work for videoconferencing.

For example:

The connection tests can include the following types:

(also called latency)

PING should be less than 80 ms. Measures how much time it takes for data (such as a video signal) to get from one point to another point on a network. Too much time can cause video signals to flicker or introduce clicks or other undesired effects in audio signals.
Loading speed should be greater than .77 Mbps (or 768 kbps). Measures the estimated speed to send small binary files between your device and the server. A slow speed can cause broken-up images, unintelligible speech, or even the complete absence of a received signal.