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  • Skype for iPhone Now Features Video Calling

    Skype has updated its iPhone app to include video calling over Wi-Fi and 3G. With Skype 3.0 you can make two-way video calls to other iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch users. iOS users without front-facing cameras can still receive video, but they can only transmit audio for obvious reasons. You can also use Skype in landscape mode as well as portrait mode with this version.

    Making video calls to Mac and PC desktop users is now possible with this updated version as well. You can now stay connected in a more personal way even if you are at either end of the country. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that data charges apply if you are using 3G. If you don’t have an unlimited plan, you may want to keep an eye on the length of your video calls because video eats up much more bandwidth than regular audio calls.

    Video calling up until recently has always been relegated to the world of sci-fi. For years now, movies have depicted a future where videophones are the norm. Now that future is here and with devices that fit in our pockets no less. With Skype adding video to their popular calling app, they will surely give Apple’s FaceTime a run for its money. Competition in this segment of the market will only lead to bigger and better things. Video calling is still in its infancy, but as the technology continues to evolve, it will become a standard feature in countless devices. Just wait until Apple comes out with the iHolo-iPhone. Then video calling will be really interesting.

    Source: Skype
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype for iPhone Now Features Video Calling started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      I've experienced some quality issues but isnt enough to bash on the program. Its great, really.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by newyor View Post
      That's cool, though I don't need it anyway, I never use video calls
      Why would I need to see the person I'm talking to?
      Maybe only on very rare occasions...
      It's kinda cool to do every once in a while. Especially if that person is on a trip and they wat to show you around, I've had a friend that's been traveling and showing me all the cool resorts he's at. But I think on a regular call I wouldn't. I really wouldn't in the car since it's illegal to use your cell phone already I'm sure a video call is worse
    1. ert6ic's Avatar
      ert6ic -
      Nice app, but why am i keep getting "You need Skype Credit to call this number"?
    1. Nicopelo's Avatar
      Nicopelo -
      I am getting the same message about buying skype credit I thought it was free
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nicopelo View Post
      I am getting the same message about buying skype credit I thought it was free
      Skype is free, credits are only used to call actual phone numbers, not skype accounts
    1. Nicopelo's Avatar
      Nicopelo -
      Well then can you tell me why when I try to place a skype to skype call it asks me for skype credits and I have no button for video chat do I need to set up something
    1. zav7ty8's Avatar
      zav7ty8 -
      Love it!
    1. DuRoCkS's Avatar
      DuRoCkS -
      Great feature... A bit sorry for FaceTime, i think they should unite.