Skype and the iPhone 3Gs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thouts, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. thouts macrumors regular

    thouts

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    I'm new to the iPhone (don't have it yet, its preordered) and i'm new to skype. I downloaded it a while ago onto my MPB and played with it for a bit. I understand that skype is an app you can download to the iPhone as well? Also heard that initially you could only use it over wi-fi and not 3G?

    Basically wondering if you can use this app without using your ATT minutes via 3G and wi-fi? Any other details would be appreciated.
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    You can use it over 3G, which is a part of your data plan and won't affect your minutes.
     
  3. thouts thread starter macrumors regular

    thouts

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    Is there a charge for skype - i've read its free skype to skype or something - but they charge to for calling to land lines or cell phones? How do they charge you?
     
  4. vespoli macrumors member

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    This is WRONG. You cannot use Skype over 3G on a normal phone. This restriction is because AT&T doesn't want people to use its 3G network to avoid phone charges. You must be on WiFi for this to work.

    If you have a jailbroken phone, however, you can call using Skype over 3G. There is no jailbreak available for the 3GS -- yet.
     
  5. skasol macrumors 6502

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    is there a skype over 3g for the jailbroken 3gs?
     
  6. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    EDIT: Sorry, yes you are correct. I use Skype all the time over a 3G connection, but only the chat features. Voice is indeed disabled.
     
  7. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    you can jailbreak and download voipover3g. then you'll be good to go
     
  8. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    You have to pay $2.95 a month to call landlines and cell phones. It's well worth it to me. You might find yourself in many places with a wi-fi signal but no cell phone reception, and it can be a life saver (not literally, but just when you need to make a really important call :D).
     
  9. skasol macrumors 6502

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    does this work on the iphone 3gs? I thought it wasn't supported with the 3gs? I am already jailbroken and I used to have this on my old 3G but saw reports that voipover3g didn't work with 3gs, please correct me if I am wrong and if anyone know of another way to make it work.

    Thanks.
     
  10. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    can you receive calls with skype? will it be a different number than your regular phone number?

    tahnks
     

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