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  • Skype Coming Tomorrow (Already out in Japan)


    Well the rumors were true. Skype really is coming out on Tuesday (it is already tuesday in Japan and they have Skype). The folks at PC World got a sneak peak so we already know what to expect.
    • Only works over WiFi
    • Calls to landlines 2.1 cents/min
    • Integrated with address book
    • Conference calling (if someone invites you)
    • Chat works over the cellular network
    • Missing SMS, video and proper conference calling, file transfer, and voicemail
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype Coming Tomorrow (Already out in Japan) started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 75 Comments
    1. Tundra's Avatar
      Tundra -
      Sorry for such a newbish question but is it possible to edit the .plist file without a computer? Perhaps an iPhone FTP client? I have yet to connect to my phone via ssh.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      skype and backgrounder not really working for me
    1. nisarg64's Avatar
      nisarg64 -
      just reloaded sources...mobilesubstrate has been "updated"

      also if anyone can confirm if voipover3g works by modifying it?
    1. elnekis's Avatar
      elnekis -
      Skype on the iPhone is not working for me. It crashes constantly!!

      Apparently it has conflicts working on a Jailbroken iPhone. Thats a shame, since its the only way I can use the phone because I'm with a non official carrier.
    1. automoglow's Avatar
      automoglow -
      can someone help me out and tell me if you use skype to chat does it just come from data and text?
    1. BLACKSTANGV6's Avatar
      BLACKSTANGV6 -
      Hey guys... any idea when this Skype app will be available in Canada? Still is not on the AppStore.

      Thanks,

      Scottie
    1. macgirl3G's Avatar
      macgirl3G -
      Another reason to have a US iTunes account...
    1. aliennuteteme2003's Avatar
      aliennuteteme2003 -
      The most important thing to note seems to be that the Skype app is a no-go for jailbroken iPhones. When installed on one it constantly crashes, becoming virtually useless...that's what i heard.... sorry for my english.
    1. dsmoot's Avatar
      dsmoot -
      As has been said by multiple other people, if you update mobilesubstrate from cydia, the crashes on jailbroken phones seems to stop (or at least it did for me).

      Im still trying to get the VoIPover3G to work, but cannot get it. I have tried modifying the VoIPover3G.plist file in /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/, and I have also tried renaming that file, but no luck in getting Skype to not think Im on 3G.

      Any suggestions?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      is anyone having problems with backgrounder and skype?
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      Ok seems to work after mobilesubstrate update and a reboot.
      Havent called anyone as no one is answering
      Doesnt crash now anyway so Ill have to go and make an effort to give people my skype details.
      Shame I cant use my credits from my service provider with the 3g network.
    1. GodzillaAteMyiPhone's Avatar
      GodzillaAteMyiPhone -
      with the new mobile substrate update, saurik disables MobSub in Skype to help with crash issues, which in turn disables voipover3g. I had it working properly with voipover3g before I updated, but not any more. disabling widgets and all other memory hogging "bling" helps stability greatly.
    1. dsmoot's Avatar
      dsmoot -
      Quote Originally Posted by GodzillaAteMyiPhone View Post
      with the new mobile substrate update, saurik disables MobSub in Skype to help with crash issues, which in turn disables voipover3g. I had it working properly with voipover3g before I updated, but not any more. disabling widgets and all other memory hogging "bling" helps stability greatly.
      Thanks for the info, I guess thats why I couldn't get it to work!
    1. Jomann's Avatar
      Jomann -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      is anyone having problems with backgrounder and skype?
      sure am. I cant believe that its the only app that conflicts like this, skype and apple are up to something.
    1. GodzillaAteMyiPhone's Avatar
      GodzillaAteMyiPhone -
      if you want voipover3g with skype, use nimbuzz. doesn't crash, works with voipover3g and backgrounder flawlessly, and you can skypeout. until skype gets updated, i'll stick with nimbuzz.

      edit- i dont think skype is up to something (since they support jailbreaking and cydia), i think it's an app that hogs memory, so most of us with themes and widgets are going to experience crashes
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by elnekis View Post
      Skype on the iPhone is not working for me. It crashes constantly!!

      Apparently it has conflicts working on a Jailbroken iPhone. Thats a shame, since its the only way I can use the phone because I'm with a non official carrier.
      Go back and read the previous posts
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      What is the current best "keep my wifi on while in sleep mode" app? I want to run skype with backgrounder, but i want the wifi to stay on when i turn the screen off.
      I think the old one was insomnia, and the new one is the stay awake toggle for sbsettings... is that right? or r there a few to chose from, and if so, what r the differences?

      Thanks
    1. automoglow's Avatar
      automoglow -
      mine seems to be ok but i need to know if you use skype chat does it cost anything?
    1. automoglow's Avatar
      automoglow -
      is IM throuhg skype free? or does it count towards text and data?