Since we won't be getting skype for a while...then what?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cdinca, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have a suggestion?

    Here are my needs:
    my daughter has no plan on her iPhone(as she is 5).
    She makes skype calls to me, but that only works if I am on wifi and have skype launched.

    I would like something that is similar to the free skype to skype feature, but has push notifications like icall, and works over 3g, and is free;)
     
  2. dr34mc4st3r macrumors regular

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    jailbreak, and get 3g unrestrictor and backgrounder. problem solved. :eek:
     
  3. cdinca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the reply. I should have mentioned upfront that I will not jailbreak.
     
  4. doumbek macrumors member

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    A few extra steps but...

    Have her email you first, then you can turn your skype on and all is well with the world.

    A way around this is to purchase skype credits that way she can call your cell from skype. Or try to get a Google Voice number. You can choose your own number. That way you can pick a local number, and she can call you for free from a land line, and then it will bounce direct to your cell.

    Not exactly the easiest methods, but I don't think AT&T is going to let voip run wild anytime soon. It's stuff like this that builds the case for jailbreaking. I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I really do not want to jailbreak if at all possible.
     
  5. big samm macrumors 65816

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    well no jailbreak no special skype feature...Sad but true... And to tell you the truth now that verizon have a exclusive deal with skype i doubt we will see push notification or always on mode anytime soon for the iphone...
     
  6. cdinca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah...that is why I said we wouldn't get it for awhile. I read somewhere that their exclusivity deal was for 2 years+.
     
  7. cdinca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    a few things:
    AT&T and apple already allow voip over 3g.

    She can read, but not spell yet, so email is out. When she can compose an email, I'll buy her a phone plan.

    She could certainly always call me from a landline, she just likes to call me from her iPhone.

    None of this is to belittle your suggestions, only to explain why it doesn't quite work for my situation:)

    thanks.
     
  8. doumbek macrumors member

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    No problem. No offense taken:)
    Hope you get it working
     

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