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Skype 2.0 for iPhone Enables 3G Calling for a Fee!

Skype 2.0 for iPhone Enables 3G Calling for a Fee!

Posted May 29, 2010 at 8:52pm by iClarified · 12506 views
Skype has finally released a version of their iPhone application that supports calling over 3G; however, the company plans to charge you a monthly fee on top of what you are paying for your data plan.

With Skype on your iPhone or iPod touch you can call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free. You can also call landlines and mobiles and send SMS anywhere in the world, at great rates. Skype is free to download and easy to use.

What's New In This Version:
Upgrades / improvements include:
- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.
- Enhanced call quality indicator.
- Improved start-up time.
- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.

You can download Skype from the App Store for free.

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Skype 2.0 for iPhone Enables 3G Calling for a Fee!
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Yasir - May 31, 2010 at 1:01am
Does any1 know what wuld happen to an JB phone with 3G enabld Skype talk (of course via voipover 3G crack)after they start to charge for this service? if we don't upgrade to 2.0, wil Skype has any chance of charging for call via 3G?
Enrico - May 31, 2010 at 1:13am
They wouldn't have any way of knowing you're on 3G unless they tracked your iPhone's IP address and knew which blocks AT&T assign for their data/Internet. Otherwise, it's just an inbound (addressable) Skype service request.
Yasir - May 31, 2010 at 4:50am
Thanks. Thats explains a lot. So if i stay away frm de update i don't hav to worry 4 de time being.
Enrico - May 31, 2010 at 4:58am
Actually, I was only answering in terms of folks using the iPhone in the USA. After second thought, it would be nearly impossible for Skype to do anything on their end to try to detect if it were being used over 3G except a speed test of some sort. Short of that or disabling the earlier version, they really can't do anything...
Santana - May 30, 2010 at 5:50pm
Were the hell is push notification, and now want more money for something i been using for so long.
David - May 30, 2010 at 12:45pm
Skype quality is spotty enough with wifi. Why would anyone torture themselves using 3G and pay extra on top of that? After using Skype for almost five years, the quality has gotten worst since they started charging fees.
NoMan - May 30, 2010 at 12:41pm
That's LOW! Very LOW!
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Sachin Parmar - May 30, 2010 at 6:17am
This is already possible... on a jailbroken handset anyway... 1. go to cydia and add, http://cydia.xsellize.com to your sources 2. search the source for a app called My3G 3. in the app, choose Skype, and this will let you make calls on skype over 3G.
Enrico - May 30, 2010 at 12:24am
That's cool. Keep the old version, use 3G Unrestrictor and the greedy Skype fags can suck a fat one.
Enrico - May 30, 2010 at 12:26am
...which, by the way, I'm doing right now and it works fine...
Greedy - May 29, 2010 at 9:39pm
This is pure greed at it's worst. Very disappointed at Skype to go this way.
John - May 29, 2010 at 9:52pm
You've got that right! Greeeeedyyyyyy! I guess this is the money used to give the skype executives that bonus at the end of the year. Bastards. Oh well, all of us can just use 3gUnrestrictor anyway =)
Laurence - May 30, 2010 at 8:07pm
Yeah dont install this skype update. Just use My3G to call via 3G. Lol greedy skype! Very disappointing!
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