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    Question 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]

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    it is about time

    ive been waiting forever for skype to make an app

    knowing them it will be free

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    Great! I forgot my Skype password.

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    great i have ages without using my skype now I'll have a reason for using it!

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    call plan $0 and compulsory data plan with big fees would be on it's way from AT&T i presume...This should be a nice tussle to watch...hope so the app is free

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    I was using fring/skype today.

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    Someone tell me what exactly skype is for. I've never heard of it.

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    Am waiting for Skype iPhone app for long. My experience on call quality of SkypeOut from Fring was not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
    Someone tell me what exactly skype is for. I've never heard of it.
    r u serious????????? at work we dont even use the telephone anymore between branches its all skype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
    Someone tell me what exactly skype is for. I've never heard of it.
    Skype is software that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet.

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    Finally, but I really think they should put a Skype thing into BeejiveIM

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    Will it work over 3G? If so... golden
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    no it wont work over 3g. Have you tried the fring over 3g? It is extremely laggy and pretty crappy. Also im gonna say that AT&T wont allow VoIP over 3g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    Will it work over 3G? If so... golden
    SiPhone does

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    seeing as how skype is so cheap I think people will just switch all together. I only paid 60 bucks for a whole YEAR of service thats calling anywhere in usa anytime and you get voicemail your own number and call forwarding! i couldnt believe how cheap it is I use it on my computer and the quality is fantastic.

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    yer ive been using fring/skype alot recently being abroad i need to call home quite alot, quality is ok but needs updating, this skype app is exactly what ive been waiting for

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    Seems like skype should have done this a long time ago. Fring is really crappy and is way too slow especially when loading up.

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    Skype does work over 3G but is usually specifically excluded from data plans (at least where they know what they are doing - I'm not sure that AT&T do!)
    On T-Mobile in the UK there are 3 'unlimited' data plans
    7.50 gets 1Gb limit, 3G only (No HSDPA) and no Tethering, streaming or VOIP
    12.50 Gets 3Gb and allows tethering, streaming and HSDPA but no VOIP
    25.00 gets everything including VOIP
    If you make a lot of overseas calls it can be worth it, personally I have no need for it.
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    Nimbuzz is better than fring for skype calls...better sound quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by nahart86 View Post
    no it wont work over 3g. Have you tried the fring over 3g? It is extremely laggy and pretty crappy. Also im gonna say that AT&T wont allow VoIP over 3g.
    fring is... pretty laggy and crappy in general.



    If this doesn't work on 4G then I sadly don;t see much of a point

    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    Skype does work over 3G but is usually specifically excluded from data plans (at least where they know what they are doing - I'm not sure that AT&T do!)
    On T-Mobile in the UK there are 3 'unlimited' data plans
    7.50 gets 1Gb limit, 3G only (No HSDPA) and no Tethering, streaming or VOIP
    12.50 Gets 3Gb and allows tethering, streaming and HSDPA but no VOIP
    25.00 gets everything including VOIP
    If you make a lot of overseas calls it can be worth it, personally I have no need for it.
    I would call Hungary alot from the US, so if it worked on 3G I would be happy
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