Skype for Ipod Touch?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by DEF Hater, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. DEF Hater macrumors newbie

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    Is there an app like Skype or actual Skype for the Ipod Touch? If there is, can you plug in a mic and it will work?

    Side note- Just bought first Mac ever and got the Ipod touch with it. I got the Black Macbook.
     
  2. stiphone macrumors regular

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    nope. There's no Skype for iPhone too i think.
     
  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Skype is possible on the iPhone 3G, though stricktly speaking it is via a web app from Shapeservices. It will run in demo mode for a few days, after which I think it needs a subscription to work. Looks pretty neat but haven't actually used it in anger as all most of my Skype contacts have migrated to other IM services, so I don't really use it much these days.

    If you're interested check out www.s4iphone.com
     
  4. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    I emailed SHAPE (the makers of IM+) customer support asking if they plan to release *native* Skype client, below is their response. I suggest everyone e-mails them and asks to prioritize this, so we can see some movement!


     
  5. Digipimp macrumors regular

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    truphone says they're looking at making their truphone iphone software work on the new touch so maybe that will be out soon. they have a bulk package 14.99 for 1000 minutes in us and canada
     
  6. moopf macrumors member

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    Wouldn't it be best to contact Skype?
     
  7. KrakaJap macrumors member

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    yes there is... it's called Fring. Works with iPod Touch 2G but since it's a middle-man application there's about a 2 second delay for voice. Just go get yourself the iPhone earbuds with built in mic and it works fine with the iPod (2G).

    If you don't believe me: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB770
    check out the Compatibility Information at the bottom right of that page.

    Plus I've been using it for about a month now with no issues. :)

    Rumor is that Skype is actually working on an official app for the iPod too. Not sure if it's true or not though but I don't see why they wouldn't.
     
  8. WPeterson macrumors member

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  9. ObaMaciden macrumors member

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    Not sure about skype on iPod Touch. Probably some other 3rd party shareware will be available first before skype launches anything.

    Truphone is on the ball though. Here is a BBC reprot last week: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7767055.stm
     
  10. gr8gonzo macrumors member

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    skype

    yes! nimbuz has a skype client i use it and it works great, works better than fring
     
  11. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Well, better if you don't need to dial a number, and can only call out through your contacts list. If you need a make a call, you need to create a contact of it first. Pain in the ass. If Nimbuz updates this, many people will be very happy.
     

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