Skype for iphone totallly useless!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by i77, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. i77 macrumors newbie

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    I was excited about the im for skype by shape services. However, it uses a call back number or you can't make the call. You make the call, it calls back your land line or cell, the from either it makes the call out. Well, duh, why don't I just make the call from my landline or cell then?!? Then they have the audacity to try to slip the uselessness of their service under your nose:


    Like no-one will catch this little slight of hand.

    I make the call on my iphone, then my landline rings, my landline then phones the number I am calling, and I get to talk. Yippie!!!... Like, couldn't I just make the freaking call from my land line!?
     
  2. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think this system is meant for calls that you would otherwise normally make from your iPhone or land line. I'm thinking the intent is to let you make calls that would otherwise be too expensive, such as international calls. When it connects your land line like you describe, does it do it for Skypeout rates? That would be the only advantage I would see. You'd be using the iPhone to control the Skype system, then it connects your land line with the other phone in Timbuktu via Skype's network, and you get to do it at the super-low Skype rates. Sounds like you can set your mobile number as the call back number (rather than your land line), but it may be more expensive.
     

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