Skype for iPhone to hit the App Store on Tuesday

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  • Reply 21 of 74
    rokkenrokken Posts: 236member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kolchak View Post


    Are they kidding? I have Skype Unlimited on my computer, and they still want to charge me for calls to regular phones? Sorry, that's a dealbreaker.



    No, I don't think it costs you anything when you make oversea calls with your Skype Unlimited within WiFi area, at least it didn't when I tried it.
  • Reply 22 of 74
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kolchak View Post


    Are they kidding? I have Skype Unlimited on my computer, and they still want to charge me for calls to regular phones? Sorry, that's a dealbreaker.



    Umm, you access exactly the same Skype account you use on your computer, think of it as logging into Skype from a different location.
  • Reply 23 of 74
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    This also excludes EDGE usage. In other words, any cellular data network. However, there was a way to bypass this by manually putting in your cellular data IP address in an ad-hoc network setup to trick the iPhone firmware into thinking it was on WiFi. I'm not sure if this was patched with v2.0, but it worked in v1.x.





    PS: To the people that just want something to complain about: We know about Fringe's ability to connect to your Skype and how WinMo has had Skype support for some time now.



    Good preemptive call, but if you want, and have access to a Nokia Symbian (or other Symbian brands) phone you can download JoikuSpot (www.joikuspot.com - free version) and connect to your iPhone via wifi -------> 3G to make phone calls. It works.....
  • Reply 24 of 74
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    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    Well I have totally swtiched to Truphone, though if Skype allows you to Skype out without needing wifi (truphone offers this) then I could be tempted to switch back.



    Truphone's service is abysmal, and their service is even worse. Yes, they offer the ability to make calls via 3G when it works. The best thing SKype has going is Skype to go if you need to make calls to mobile or landlines. In fact we are implementing it in my organization as a way to call back to State in DC rather than making long distance mobile calls.
  • Reply 25 of 74
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    Originally Posted by Murphster View Post


    So the 2nd generation iPod Touch has a built-in microphone? I don't think so. Don't you mean the iPod touch second-generation ipod is supported with an external microphone accessory?



    Yes the iPod touch 2G needs a headset with a microphone, like the Etymotic hf2, in order to use Skype. But it's certainly worthwhile.



    I downloaded it, since I just got my iPod touch, but haven't bought a headset yet.



    My only quibble with the Skype app is that it doesn't display contacts the same as the Mac desktop version: online contacts ABOVE real phone contacts.



    One way I use Skype is to not waste cell minutes for those calls where I'll be on hold forever. So, I have a bunch of numbers like that that i really don't want to see.
  • Reply 26 of 74
    lamewinglamewing Posts: 742member
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    Originally Posted by jxt View Post


    Video, you say? And just how is that suppose to happen on an iPhone that doesn't have a video camera? Hmmm... Maybe Skype knows something we don't...



    You could still receive incoming video calls and send pictures with the current model iPhones.
  • Reply 27 of 74
    abster2coreabster2core Posts: 2,501member
    Got it this morning and it is working beautifully.



    NOTE: The Skype app is only available in a few countries right now.



    Most likely Australia, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA, as posted on the Skype site. http://skype.com/allfeatures/togo/



    Once again, it is worth getting a US Apple Gift Certificate. It works from Canada, and getting the app was easy. No problem, it works on Wi-Fi only.
  • Reply 28 of 74
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    Originally Posted by lamewing View Post


    You could still receive incoming video calls and send pictures with the current model iPhones.



    Text chat works. I'm doing it now with a friend in Germany.



    The problem is the keypad covers the last messages, so you can't see them and it seems like there's a huge time lag, where there isn't. When I try to scroll down, it can't. Nice.



    I figured it out. Every time you send a message string, you've got to hit the Cancel button to hide the keypad and see your message and the next reply. Cumbersome. It would be nice if it hid the keypad when you hit Send, OR if the chat message list were smart enough to adjust when the keypad is open.



    Version 1.0!
  • Reply 29 of 74
    murphstermurphster Posts: 177member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jeffharris View Post


    Yes the iPod touch 2G needs a headset with a microphone, like the Etymotic hf2, in order to use Skype. But it's certainly worthwhile.



    I downloaded it, since I just got my iPod touch, but haven't bought a headset yet.



    My only quibble with the Skype app is that it doesn't display contacts the same as the Mac desktop version: online contacts ABOVE real phone contacts.



    Yeah, I guessed as much. My post was really for AI's benefit as they don't seem to realise that.



    I have downloaded and am impressed with the GUI, it looks quite smart. There is two views for contacts, one that gives a list that yes while I agree with you it is not the same as the Mac version it does have an 'online' tab for showing you your online contacts who are currently online.



    I am not into the headset idea though, not really what I want. There is a little microphone attachment for the iPod touch 2G that looks okay, I will wait and see if you can use skype with that and have the other callers voice come out of the speaker.



    It is certainly a move in the right direction but the huge problem is still there that Apple will still not let you run Skype in the background. So unless you leave your iPod/Phone sitting with Skype running on top then nobody is going to be calling you on it.



    They are releasing a Blackberry client next month, I think I will be much better off waiting for that and using it on my Bold, I can keep it running during the times I want to be online for Skype. Of course leaving wifi on means battery drain but that would be the same on the iPod even if it did support background apps. I will be surprised if the BB client looks and works anything like the iPod/Phone client though, it is very good.



    Come on Apple, why is it that 3rd parties are the ones making your baby look good? Hurry up with the background apps will you or otherwise this is nothing more but a great feature crippled by Apple.
  • Reply 30 of 74
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    This can end the FUD about Apple not allowing Skype in the App Store.
  • Reply 31 of 74
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    Are you really saying Skype is the first decent App for the iPhone?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    It's nice to have a decent APP from the CRAP store for once.



  • Reply 32 of 74
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    This can end the FUD about Apple not allowing Skype in the App Store.



    Sure does. Took only a year to do something that is pretty basic. Is complaining about only being allowed to use wifi to make VoIP calls still allowed though?
  • Reply 33 of 74
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    It wouldn't look so good with blank screen from deprecated battery life. Are you really going to drag this argument around to every topic about the iPhone?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Murphster View Post


    Come on Apple, why is it that 3rd parties are the ones making your baby look good? Hurry up with the background apps will you or otherwise this is nothing more but a great feature crippled by Apple.



  • Reply 34 of 74
    mariomario Posts: 348member
    Tried to download the app, and got error message: "Your request could not be completed. The item you've requested is not currently available in the Canadian Store".



    Nice.
  • Reply 35 of 74
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    The point is that Skype is the reason it has taken SKype so long, you make the assumption it is something that is basic to implement.



    If you truthfully feel that carriers not wanting VoIP to be used across their infrastructure is unreasonable, then go ahead and complain, but complaints aren't likely to make much difference.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sapporobabyrtrns View Post


    Sure does. Took only a year to do something that is pretty basic. Is complaining about only being allowed to use wifi to make VoIP calls still allowed though?



  • Reply 36 of 74
    petermacpetermac Posts: 115member
    Here is another odd feature. I was logged into Skype via my computer talking with a friend about iPhone Skype. I loaded the iPhone app, and got my friend to Skype me. Both the computer and the iPhone rang. I answered the call from my iPhone, and the call screen on the computer went away and Skype on my Mac went idle, while I continued my call.



    Updated my profile pic whilst holding a hands free conversation as well. Only made the one call out, and one call in to date, both went for about 15 mins with no problems. Voice quality was equal, to a normal call. Still some lag, but still very useable.
  • Reply 37 of 74
    I guess Canadians will have to wait longer for Skype ... who's is to blame now? prime minister? Rogers? WTF
  • Reply 38 of 74
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    The point is that Skype is the reason it has taken SKype so long, you make the assumption it is something that is basic to implement.



    If you truthfully feel that carriers not wanting VoIP to be used across their infrastructure is unreasonable, then go ahead and complain, but complaints aren't likely to make much difference.



    Other than AT&T, which operators are you talking about? Are the operators limiting Nokia, LG, Motorola, SonyEricsson from using VoIP apps? Survey says: NO!!! Typical spurious answer for a basic shortcoming.
  • Reply 39 of 74
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sapporobabyrtrns View Post


    Other than AT&T, which operators are you talking about? Are the operators limiting Nokia, LG, Motorola, SonyEricsson from using VoIP apps? Survey says: NO!!! Typical spurious answer for a basic shortcoming.



    So, what's your point? That Apple is responsible? ATT? Apple+ATT? If (1) or (3) why would having a Skype-type app on 3G or not matter for Apple? If anything, Apple would sell more iPhones by providing additional choices for voice-calling?



    It would be nice if you could stop arguing and make your point.
  • Reply 40 of 74
    tenobelltenobell Posts: 7,014member
    The iPhone's web share is nearly twice the web share of Symbian, Android, RIM, Palm, WinMo all combined. Under these circumstances the carriers will have different rules for the iPhone.



    Its likely that Skype for the iPhone will become its most used mobile client. And carriers won't want to give away unlimited bandwidth for another companies VoIP.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sapporobabyrtrns View Post


    Other than AT&T, which operators are you talking about? Are the operators limiting Nokia, LG, Motorola, SonyEricsson from using VoIP apps? Survey says: NO!!! Typical spurious answer for a basic shortcoming.



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