J-breaking iPhone as Skype phone? suggestions?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Etan, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Etan macrumors newbie

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    Aug 18, 2009
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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. seeleyra macrumors newbie

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    Aug 10, 2009
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    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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