Skype for Ipod Touch?

DEF Hater

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Sep 9, 2008
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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.
 

LostLogik

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Jul 9, 2008
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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
 

hitekalex

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Feb 4, 2008
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Chicago, USA
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!


SHAPE Customer Support said:
"Our developers plan to implement a native IM+ for Skype application
for iPhone. However, it won't be realized in the near future.

Currently, our development team is fully concentrated on IM+, which
is being updated and improved further and further."
 

Digipimp

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Jun 17, 2003
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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
 

moopf

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Aug 28, 2008
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United Kingdom
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!
Wouldn't it be best to contact Skype?
 

KrakaJap

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Jul 10, 2008
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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.
 

Daremo

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Jul 3, 2007
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yes! nimbuz has a skype client i use it and it works great, works better than fring
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.