You dont say if you are on BB or dial up. This can have that effect of delaying the speach. It give the effect that I remember form to old days when we had to end each statement with " Over to you over" to let the fellow on the other end know he could start to speak. I use a web cam frequently to commincate to me son in Oman and when on Dial up it was almost unusable because os slow connection and of course the distance.But BB has cured that. I must say though I notice this delay to some extent on odinary voice phone calls to Australia. Again I think due to the fact that the signal travels thousands of miles out to the satelite and then back so there is a delay. The delay may only be a fraction of a second but it is very noticeable.