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  • Skype Making it's Way to the iPhone as Soon as Next Week?


    AT&T call charges are sky high (especially International ones) which makes VOIP a necessity for iPhone, yet Apple has yet to allow a proper one. A good one like Skype could rock the AppStore - and according to GigaOM, it's not far way!

    Though Skype has been available via third party apps like Nimbuzz and Fring for quite some time, none of the apps have proved remarkable as of yet, which makes a standalone Skype app for iPhone a brilliant idea.

    A tipster a very reliable one tells me that Skype is almost ready to launch that iPhone version, perhaps as soon as next week. CTIA Wireless, a large mobile industry trade event, kicks off in Las Vegas next Wednesday, so perhaps the announcement will be made there. I am working on getting more details, as well as screenshots of the service.
    There are no clues about the price (free would be assumed - most major websites are offering their iPhone app for free - eBay, Amazon, Facebook, etc). And of course, all we are waiting for is some official statement from AT&T to ruin Skype's joy

    [GigaOM]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype Making it's Way to the iPhone as Soon as Next Week? started by sayam View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. antek's Avatar
      antek -
      I've been using VOIP Busters on Fring through Tmobile's edge, it works great as long as you have decent coverage. 3 bars will work fine

      Voip buster is cheap I believe I paid $14 for 4 months of unlimited minutes to anywhere in the USA from anywhere in the world. As long as you have WIFI or edge. There are many other countries you can also call for free, all for $14 UNLIMITED.
    1. aquaholik's Avatar
      aquaholik -
      Nimbuzz is much improved now. They added keypad for skype call so you can use your skype account and call over wi-fi if you are out of minute on your at&t or tmobile account.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      If we ever get that rumored front camera on the iPhone, this could be pretty sweet for video conferencing...
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      If we ever get that rumored front camera on the iPhone, this could be pretty sweet for video conferencing...
      ...for the whole 3 people that will use it.
    1. zenj's Avatar
      zenj -
      My Skype works perfectly on Fring , which alse accepts SIP calls , I use SIP for making long distance cheap calls.

      Skype stand alone is good news though !
    1. ethereal's Avatar
      ethereal -
      Sweet. I was waiting for this. But for an iPod Touch, is it possible for you to attach a mic to be able to talk?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i just heard on the news this morning that skype is coming out tomorrow, they said its gonna be crazy , but heres an interesting part, they said something about video capabilities on both the iphone and blackberry on the news! i hope thats true (saw it on fox news in NY)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      More here