No Skype In Canada, if I JB, can I download the app???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by megadon, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. megadon macrumors 6502

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    not even sure if this is where the topic belongs, but I couldn't find a better place, so sorry for that in advance...

    but I haven't JB my phone for many reasons, but now that skype isn't allowed in Canada, I'm really wanna do it..

    anyone know?
    thanks..
     
  2. arrow201 macrumors member

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    Just get a US account:
    http://techwiredau.com/2008/09/grab-a-free-itunes-account-for-any-country/

     
  3. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    I wonder why Canadians are getting the shaft? It's available in the Japan App Store ... :confused:
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Skype said it's a legal/licensing issue:
     
  7. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Cool, thanks for the clarification! :)
     
  8. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    I actually think it may have to do with Canadian enhanced 911 requirements for VOIP phones which skype doesn't meet.
     
  9. Aniki macrumors regular

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    If skype is on macs in Canada, why not an iPhone?
     
  10. Stargaze macrumors member

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    thank you very much to the people who provided those links it worked great!

    :D:D:D
     
  11. Stargaze macrumors member

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    JB has nothing to do with your itunes account...

    I have Jailbreaked my phone and while it adds more options for applications it will not give you access to skype.. people have posted solutions that work very well.
     
  12. milani macrumors 68000

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    You can also get other apps in the same way - Amazon mobile, for instance.
     

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