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Skype 2.0 Delivers Calls Via 3G for iPhone

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May 29, 2010, 10:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Skype upgraded its iPhone application to version 2.0. The biggest new feature is that the application now permits Skype calls via AT&T's 3G network. Previously, calls would only work via Wi-Fi. According to Skype, Skype-to-Skype calls will be free via 3G until August. After then, it says "a small monthly fee will apply." Skype-to-Skype calls have always been free from PCs. Other new features include "near CD-quality sound" using wideband audio, a better call quality indicator, faster start-up time, and faster access to the dial pad from the home screen. Skype 2.0 for iPhone is a free download from the iPhone App Store.

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bluecoyote

May 29, 2010, 11:16 PM

Does it use plan minutes? (Doesn't it on VZW?)

If I'm correct, the crooks at VZW made Skype use plan minutes. If I'm correct, the iPhone version does not.
bluecoyote said:
If I'm correct, the crooks at VZW made Skype use plan minutes. If I'm correct, the iPhone version does not.


lol
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How it works is that when you place a call (to another skype number) it will route your call as a normal cellular call (bypassing data latency) and it treats it like a verizon to verizon call (free)

If you are calling internationally, you can set t...
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KNOWSmuch

May 31, 2010, 10:45 AM

Awesome! More ways to bog down a network!

Isn't At&t trying to alleviate their network congestion?
 
 
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