Skype app - First impressions

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  1. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    So the most awaited Skype app is released into the AppStore and everyone is checking it out. I just got it too, however it keeps crashing on my iPhone (Firmware 2.2)...

    What are your first impression ?? Share them here....

    UPDATE: The crashing was only on Jailbroken phones and is fixed through the "Mobile Substrate" update in Cydia.
     
  2. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    No crashing for me at all, and the calls I've made so far have been crystal clear. At the moment, I'm really happy with this app.
     
  3. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    if you look at the app store reviews so far, a good number of people are having crash issues (50% or more). It's crashing on both my wife's 1st gen 2G and my 3G iphone. We are both on 2.2 but people on 2.2.1 are also experiencing crashes. Not happy here.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    No problems for me…
    1st Gen iPhone (O2), OS2.2.1
    Tested on home WiFi and while having coffee this morning at Caffé Nero (BT WiFi).
    Quality a lot better than Fring.

    Very happy. :)
     
  5. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    Love it. Cannot wait for future updates.

    Shawn
     
  6. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    RT @eksperts jailedbroken iPhone skype fix = update MobileSubstrate from Cydia
     
  7. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Great on 3.0.

    Installed from iTunes.

    VoIP with EDGE and 3G on O2-UK.
     
  8. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm that if you update the MobileSubstrate on a jailbroken phone it stops SKYPE crashing. Thanks for the info!

    iPhone 2G, Firmware 2.2.1
     
  9. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    no problems for me either so far......however

    is it just me or does searching by a name in the skype directory suck? I searched for myself and i get a gazillion listings that don't match my search string but not me. if i search for my skype name it comes up..........seems like their search can use some work.
     
  10. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I was just playing with my 2G and wife's 3G and it seems to work fine so far. No crashes yet.
     
  11. jellybean macrumors regular

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    Used it this morning to make a Skype call from UK to Australia. Call quality was fantastic. Far superior to the call quality in Fring. Experienced no crashes whatsoever. The instant messaging is good aswell. Love it.
     
  12. darkpaw macrumors 6502

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    Works fine on my iPhone 3G 2.2.1.

    Have reported a minor bug. The text box by the side of your profile pic has a popup keyboard. It has a Done button rather than a Return one, which means if you press Done you get a blank line and the keyboard isn't dismissed.
     
  13. bobsegal macrumors newbie

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    Crash problem may because of jailbroken

    There seems to be a problem with skype and jailbroken phones and there is a update that will stop the crash.
     
  14. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice so skype does work via 3G...nice. Now I just have to wait until the new iphones come out...

     
  15. gmagnes macrumors member

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    International Call Question with Skype

    I will be in Israel for a couple of weeks late in May. I've not used Skype before. From checking the Skype site, it appears that if I have a wifi connection, I'd be able to use my Iphone 3g to call home (USA, non skype landlines and cell phones) for a little over $.02 a minute to landlines and about $.13(found it at one point, couldn't later, so not sure of that price) a minute to cell phones. Am I understanding that right?
    thanks,
    Gerry
     
  16. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    mine was crashing last night.

    works great today on my 3g iphone

    not so great on my 2g iphone
     
  17. arkitect macrumors 601

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    That is correct.
    Dirt cheap.
     
  18. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    So the way the skype on iphone works, if someone is trying to call you via skype, the app has to be running in order for you to receive the phone call? Or does it have some form of push notification you are being called?
     
  19. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, couldn't get a call to work on O2-UK 3G this afternoon. Fine on Wifi, but a message saying Skype calls over 3G was not supported.

    Full 3G signal, other data services working fine. iPhone 3G 8Gb, OS 2.2.1
     
  20. gr8gonzo macrumors member

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    skype

    was a little choppy at first but i think it was my wifi connection, but love it cant wait for updates
     
  21. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just my phone or is anybody else having a problem with the in call menu being grayed out? I can't bring up a dialpad, put a call on hold, or put the call on speakerphone. Is anybody else having these issues?
     
  22. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    ^^^ sorry I'm not experiencing any of those problems. Then again I downloaded the mobilesubstrate update from Cydia and all seems fine. I'm making calls on EDGE/3G/WiFi as we speak.....:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  23. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    I'm with another poster.. how do you know if you are getting a call? Do you have to be online?
     
  24. Resist macrumors 68030

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    My local TV news made it sound like this app for the iPhone had video phone abilities, but I don't see how that can be since the camera is on the back of the iPhone and you wouldn't be able to then see the other party if you want them to see you as well. I'm confused.
     
  25. yalag macrumors 65816

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    jesus, you can't get called. you can only make calls, I thought that would be pretty obvious considering you can't have background apps
     

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