Is Skype working for you now on 3g and will you use it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by lemonademaker, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

    lemonademaker

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    just wondering if Skype will be an calling alternative when it 3g enabled?
     
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    I've used Skype on 3G a long time ago. The quality is pretty bad most of the time to be honest. AT&T's 3G network has too much latency and other factors that don't make the experience as good as using the regular cell network.
     
  3. kicko macrumors 65816

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    To answer the question, No not yet.

    I believe we need to wait for the 3.2 OS update as well as skype to update their app.
     
  4. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    There is no need for a software update to allow it to work. It worked fine, on Skype, until Skype updated and blocked it. Like Fring and iCall, which work now, without software updates. It was a block on their end.
     
  5. techwarrior macrumors 6502

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    I use Skype on iPhone instead of AT&T in my home as often as I can because the AT&T signal drops out regularly. I get far better sound quality and calls remain connected with Skype over WiFi.

    My 3G experience is limited with Skype. Obviously, I won't use Skype over 3G at home. In areas where there is a strong 3G signal and I am not moving, I expect it will be sufficient, but how often am I not mobile? Until 3G (or 4G) becomes as ubiquitous as GSM, I don't see this as an alternative for truly mobile talk apps.
     
  6. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I thought since it was blocked it was a software feature. I dont use skype really but if it were to work on 3g I would start if the quality was ok.

    Now i can save 10,000 rollover min. :) that i will never use.
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I have a jailbroken 3G, and use My3G to allow for calling over skype. I've used it rarely and it wasn't that bad. Skype isnt a much used app on my phone, I would use it more if we could video chat, but I dont hold my breathe.
     
  8. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure it is a server setting for Skype? It was for Fring but that doesn't mean Skype didn't code the setting in the app.
     
  9. KidPub macrumors member

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    No voicemail

    I also use Skype on 3G with My3G, call quality is excellent in my area. One of the reasons I jailbroke my phone was to run Skype in the background. Unfortunately there's a significant bug in the iPhone app that prevents it from routing to voicemail, rendering inbound Skype calls nearly useless. Until that's fixed, Skype is still fine for low-cost outbound dialing, but not usable as a dedicated VoIP solution.

    Perry
     

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