J-break iPhone for skype-phone

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

  1. Etan macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    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

    Apr 6, 2009
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Your best bet would be to get a 3G running 2.21 as that has the best Backgrounder support.
  4. fritzov macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    One of the problems with running skype in background is that skype on iphone is a real battery drainer.
  5. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2008
    There is no gophone data plan for $20 unlimited anymore.

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