Skype for iPhone Updated: SMS and Voicemail, But No Push

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Skype [App Store, Free] has been updated to Version 1.1, bringing SMS and voicemail support to the iPhone application, as well as additional language support. Unfortunately, support for Push Notifications is not included in the new version.
    Skype was launched at the end of March, and reached one million downloads in its first two days of release.

    Article Link: Skype for iPhone Updated: SMS and Voicemail, But No Push
  2. macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2005
    New York
    Why would you use skype credit to send SMS?

    EDIT: From their site, USA $ 0.112
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Because SMS to other countries are way cheaper that way.

  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    angry noises!

    I used skype on the iphone for the first time two days ago and loved it. Great quality and it's going to allow me to reduce my cell minutes. But I would much rather have notifications to receive a call than use sms - not like they shouldn't have both. Ridiculous. I want push!
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    they still havent relesed skype in CANADA!!!!

    but thats okay

    just log into my US account...

    Stupid that i should have to do that but WHATEVER!
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    I'm amazed at how few apps have shown up so far that actually use push. When Apple demo'd it in March it seemed that everyone was chomping at the bit to add it to their apps, but of the 79 apps I have loaded on my iPhone only one currently supports push, and that's Tap Tap revenge, an app that I would have put last on my list for getting it. LOL

    OS 3.0 have been out for 2 weeks now, and push was in testing for a month before that. Where are the apps?
  9. macrumors member


    May 28, 2008
    second. everyone was griping about "where is push support in iPhone OS" for ages...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    I like the new skype for the texts as I travel around the world so it's great for some contacts on my list.

    But the best thing I've got going recently is the the new AOL IM App with push. I've got all my ichat buddies on there and because it's push it's basically like free texts. Sweet. :cool:
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2008
    Living in Japan, it costs me $1 to send an SMS back to Australia, with skype its only 11c.
    BIG difference, good thing about skype is when i send an SMS it will display as my Japanese phone number as if I sent it directly from my phone.

    Sending SMS internationally, or when your traveling/living overseas it makes PERFECT sense.

    Wish they had push for chat. but I'm sure that will come, hopefully sooner than later.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Only cost me 08.8 cents per internatioal SMS. Cheaper then 25 cents charged by AT&T to send AND receive a internatioinal text.

    What if Skype did push to let you know you were receiving a call? That would be REAL COOL! Now all we need is it to work over 3G.
  13. macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2006
    Yawn, it's better to get a SIP account at someplace like and enable multipresence, then use Fring on the iPhone for VoIP... Then you can use the same VoIP on home phones and your iPhone to make calls...

    SIP is a standard, Skype is a proprietary system that is not interoperable with other devices...

    Check out for more VoIP info.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Jan 27, 2007
    Because then everyone would have an internet phone in their pocket and could lower their AT&T voice plans to the minimums. AT&T will never allow it.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007
    Everyone would not have an internet phone in their pocket if Skype allowed push notifications. AT&T does not allow for internet phone calls on their network. I'm aware if that. Push would alert you when someone is trying to contact you when Skype is not running. Push would be beneficial for IM's. It has nothing to do with voice. There are plenty of IM apps that push. It's just strange that Skype will not.
  16. macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2009
    skype= best thing that ever happened to the net
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Apple's downloaded 3.0 operating system for iPod Touch does not support Skype. They warn you the first time you open the application.

    This so-called "upgrade" disables features and degrades reliability.

    Does anyone know if a workaround or updated app are in the works?

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