Google+ Hangouts helps people around the world connect with each other easily using multi-party video chat, for free. For example, not long ago His Holiness the Dalai Lama wished Archbishop Desmond Tutu a 80th birthday via Google+ Hangouts.
This kind of high quality audio and video normally requires a high bandwidth internet connection which is either very expensive or not available in many regions around the globe.
When you're in a Hangout, just open the settings, and select "Slow connection". This optimizes things to better suit a low bandwidth connection, aimed at giving you a better experience overall. It's also a great way to save data on limited internet plans or mobile connections. This setting is available to all users globally, but we expect it to be more useful in countries where the internet is slower.
Also, note, David Beckham, is heading to Google for an exclusive live interview on Thursday, January 19 at 9am PT on youtube.com/atgoogletalks.
Have a question to aks, post it on Google+ with hashtag #GoogleBeckham.
And as an added bonus, hangout with him directly afterward on his Google+ profile at 10:30am PT.
So, just punt your questions on Google.com/+!