Iphone and Skype

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ferrarofilms, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. ferrarofilms macrumors member

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    Is it possible to use Skype on Iphone 3G?
    If yes, how?
    If yes, is it efficient?
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Fring, the free IM app, lets you make Skype calls. However it will not work over 3G unless you get the patched version, which would require a jailbreak. :)
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I finally got Skype (through Fring) to work reliably on my iPhone using wifi. Of course, now that I have something like 1200 rollover minutes saved it hardly seems like I need it. But you never know.
     
  4. ferrarofilms thread starter macrumors member

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    Explanation?

    What do you mean by jailbreak?
    I got a 3G purchased in Australia legally unlocked and with last apple software.
    Will it or will it not work?
     
  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Jailbreaking is basicly a hack that allows you to do things Apple wont let you. You can install Cydia, where lots of free jailbreak apps are available, and you're able to SSH onto the phone and modify files and such.

    So with a jailbroken phone you can install non-official App Store apps, such as patched versions of apps.
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    skypeout sounds awful on fring for me.

    Anyhow, it has been reported that skype is working on an official client for the iphone. Looking forward to that.
     

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