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Skype App for iPhone
engine




msg:3881726
 3:36 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Skype App for iPhone [reviews.cnet.com]
Months after teasing us at CES with an announcement of Skype's native VoIP client for the iPhone, the free Skype for iPhone will finally be available to download from the iTunes App Store sometime on Tuesday.

 

bakedjake




msg:3881733
 3:47 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

I cannot wait to see what the carriers think about this. :)

engine




msg:3881734
 3:49 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yeah, big news.

Pass the Dutchie




msg:3881744
 3:59 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

i have been using fring app for iPhone which hooks up with Skype. Not that great but it works.

[edited by: Pass_the_Dutchie at 4:00 pm (utc) on Mar. 30, 2009]

weeks




msg:3881892
 7:22 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

I had to do some research to figure out what was going on here. So, have I got this right?

Skype will allow iPhone users to make free calls to other Skype users when they are connected to a WiFi hotspot? That's it? You can't call people who are not on Skype?

oasisfan




msg:3881939
 8:27 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

you can call people not on skype with skype out. Its only a couple of cents say from Australia to the UK. We use it all the time.

Yes this is what I have been waiting for.

I use a logitech cordless handset but it needs windows to run as there are no mac drivers. Another programe I don't need windows to run-even better. Soon I will be compleatly mac based. well here's hoping as I have had it windows (yes I do run Vista on Bootcamp OSX and the contrast is incredible)

Alcoholico




msg:3881951
 8:40 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

In the UK (and some other spots in Europe) Skype has been offering this service for some time now (years?) on regular mobile phones, it is possible to call other skype users (using skype on their mobiles or computer) but not other phone numbers which is more than fair. Also there's a fair use policy. It was a simple downloadable Java application, I didn't know it did not run on an iPhone.

oasisfan




msg:3881958
 8:46 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have just downloaded and this is what I have been waiting for.

It works a treat too.

I put in my user name and password and there were all my contacts. You just scroll to select them. It works with skype out too. To test it I called my brothers land line in the UK from Australia-it has speaker phone too. It was very very clear, no echo much better than our old logitech hand set. He said I sounded fine, better than our old phone.

With skype we just purchase say $20 and it lasts us for 6 months and most of our cals are international. We never use it skype to skype though but skype out is brilliant.

Thankyou WebmasterWorld for bringing this to my attention.

Yes Three have it on their mobiles but you can't do skype out so not much use.

It has made my day.

Demaestro




msg:3881965
 8:52 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Not really that new, there have always been SIP clients for the iPhone.

I have been using VoiP on my iTouch with a headset for almost a year now.

nealrodriguez




msg:3882544
 4:33 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

oooh! i see violent waters ahead for cell phone carriers trying to get people to take high minute plans. once skype starts offering its service to other cell phones you could just add all your friends to skype and take a 100 minute plan with web access.

davec




msg:3882631
 6:05 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

I downloaded and installed in today. Only used it over our own wifi network, but it worked a treat.

oasisfan




msg:3883037
 12:05 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Its ok but very buggy

When I make a skype out call there is a lot of silence and me going hello hello hello, and the person Iv'e called going hello hello hello and then just as the other side is about to put the phone down they can hear me.
Also sometimes when you pick a contact it crashes.

Overall very polished but not there yet-we need an update.

Andrew111




msg:3924712
 11:49 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I use skype IM on my mobile but when i am traveling on my mobile i use vopium as i get free 30 minutes and texts free

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