How do I use Skype on my iphone to call home when overseas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jrm27, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hello all,

    I hope you can help me with this extremely easy question...

    I am traveling to Australia next week. I plan to jailbreak my 3g and then pop an Australian pay-as-you-go card in it. I figured if I got a pay as you go contract that included data I could install Skype on my iphone and then use that to call my wife back home. I figured this would be the most economical way to keep in touch.

    Would that work? Am I understanding how this all is connected?

    So basically, I jailbreak my phone (in order to accept a non ATT SIM) and then install Skype. My wife installs Skype on her iphone back here in the US. Then will I need a subscription with skype so I can call her phone/skype account? Or do I only need a skype subscription if I am going to call her phone if she is not using skype. This is where I get confused....

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

  2. Macopotamus macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    I did this recently but without a jailbreak, I just turned off cell data and only made calls from wifi on skype. it was very easy and saved me a ton of money, if you go somewhere with a big time difference nobody will call you anyway at a normal time :D
  3. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Thanks all. Unfortunately, where I'm at, there really isnt much WiFi access... so I'll need to try a workaround!

    Tikitommy, is there a thread I should look up? That link just goes to the "hacks" section... maybe I'm missing something?
  4. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Anyone else?

    Macapotamus, di dyou have to have a subscription or anything to use it overseas? I figure it may be differnet fo rme since I won't be using it over WiFi.

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