Skype not working over 3G

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by psywzrd, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I just tried to make a Skype call over 3G and was unable to do so (getting a message saying that I am offline). I rebooted my phone twice, removed and re-added Skype to my 3G Unrestrictor list, etc. - still no joy. Unfortunately, I don't have access to wifi right now so I can't test that functionality but I have been able to make calls over 3G in the past. Anyone else having a problem right now?
     
  2. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Forget it. It was actually telling me that my Skype status was offline, not my phone. Why does that happen though? I keep my status at Invisible and don't ever change it. Why would it change to Offline without me doing anything? Is there a way to prevent that from happening?
     
  3. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Umm... I've never been able to make Skype calls over 3G, from version 1.0 up. It even implies that on their website:

    In short, you'll need WiFi to make a Skype call.

    BL.
     
  4. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You're completely wrong about that. 3g Unrestrictor allows you to use Skype, Slingplayer, etc. over 3g.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That's what Unrestrictor is for.
     
  6. Badfoot macrumors 6502

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    Tell us more about this Unrestrictor..Can I use on unbroken 3gs in UK?

    If so, Where do i get it (could google but I thought I'd ask someone with experience of it first)
     
  7. Ewan Hoozarmy macrumors regular

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    You need to be jailbroken.

    Its a Cydia store app.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    And where in your post do you say that you are jailbroken? Next time, provide more information and you'll get the right answer. My post still stands: Natively, Skype does not support Skype calls over 3G.

    BL.
     
  9. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    "Ive been able to make 3G calls in the past"

    Thats it.
     
  10. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    well he did kinda post in the iphone hacks forum too.
     
  11. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    This IS the hacks forum...
     
  12. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Like others have said, this is the Hacks forum and I did mention 3G Unrestrictor, so that should tell you that my phone is jailbroken. You gave bad information - just deal with it. It's not the end of the world.
     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Did I?

    Skype doesn't natively support calls over 3G. That's the App's word, not mine.

    It's neither here nor there anymore; we're both right.. oh well..

    BL.
     
  14. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

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    Yeah, you did. You made an uninformed post and then (unsuccessfully) tried to cover your ass by throwing the word "native" in your followup, a word that's conspicuously absent from your first post.

    Seeing as how we're in the iPhone Hacks forum, we're working under the assumption that users are going beyond native functions.
     
  15. bradl macrumors 68040

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    No, I didn't. The OP asked why he couldn't make Skype calls over 3G. Skype doesn't support calls over 3G without some hack. Black/White, plain and simple. In essence, I just posted what everybody ALREADY KNOWS.

    Like I said, it's neither here nor there. The OP and I already settled this, but if you want to, keep posting. I won't be here to listen. :rolleyes:

    BL.
     
  16. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Yeah this happens to me with the most recent version of skype as well. I've always had it set to auto log-on when I open my iPhone app, but about 50% of the time, it defaults to offline and I need to go change it manually.
     
  17. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Let me save you guys some time...

    Yes you did.
    No I didn't
    Yes you did
    No I didn't
    Yes you...

    Blah blah.

    Facts are here:
    • Unjailbroken users are stuck with Wifi Only
    • 3G Unrestrictor works with Skype to make calls over Edge/3G available only in Cydia Store.

    </thread>
     
  18. iPhoneVic macrumors regular

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    Thank you

    for ending that...it was quite painful...LOL
     
  19. dhlizard macrumors G4

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