J-breaking iPhone as Skype phone? suggestions?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' 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. seeleyra macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    I kind of just went through this, and here is how things went;

    I bought the iPhone and plan with the unlimited internet option.
    I downloaded the Skype app, but it would not work over 3G, so i had the phone jailbroke and bought the 3G Unrestricter app from Cydia which allows Skpe to be used over 3G.
    Now i can call home (i am in Japan) and it is $5.95 per month to call a landline. I also had my wife call me from the computer to my cell and it was FREE!

    Good luck! there are a lot of very knowledgable people here with tons of info!

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