J-break iPhone for skype-phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Etan, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Etan macrumors newbie

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    So my big plan to avoid the 75 dollar a month at&t BS is to:

    Buy a "Go phone" and activate its unlimited data for $20 a month.

    Then i thought i'd buy a 3g iphone off ebay.

    Then buy a skypeIn number and buy the 3 dollars a month unlimited plan

    .......

    This is where my plans get fuzzy

    Will I be able to use skype effectively purely as my iphone?
    Which iphone should i purchase off ebay, already unlocked?
    What unlocking methods should i use, what alternative apps should i download, IS THIS DO- ABLE?

    I've been reading a lot of reviews and cant seem to get a straight answer, especially concerning the new OS 3.0?

    Any Help would be Much Appreciated
     
  2. superflush macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need to have incoming calls?
    You would need to background Skype to do that, and that isn't perfect even if it works.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Your best bet would be to get a 3G running 2.21 as that has the best Backgrounder support.
     
  4. fritzov macrumors member

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    One of the problems with running skype in background is that skype on iphone is a real battery drainer.
     
  5. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    There is no gophone data plan for $20 unlimited anymore.
     

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