Skype

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  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Hi all if I get skype subscription to make unlimited USA calls will using it on iPhone use up AT&T minutes?

    Marc
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its VOIP so it will use your data. if you dont have an unlimited data plan id watch the usage as it could cost you a lot, so use WIFI.
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    According to Skype, calling is only available over WiFi. Therefore it won't affect your data plan.
     
  4. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm referring to minute usage.

    Marc
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    your using Skype's VOIP service not AT&T's phone service so only your Skype minutes will be used.
     
  6. Dizzler macrumors regular

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    I did this while in France and it works perfectly. It is true that Skype outgoing is WiFi only. I never got charged for anything on my AT&T account, only my Skype account. It was a perfect solution.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Skype will not use any of your minutes. Its a completelly different thing that uses data not carrier minutes for calls.
     
  8. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    if skype only works on wifi does that mean you have to be in a wifi hot spot to get the call? Im guess it will go to voice mail.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Obviously:)
     
  10. chargit macrumors 6502a

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  11. ddd269 macrumors regular

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    There's been optimistic predictions that Skype will be allowed over 3G like iCall for a while now. It's been too long. I want Skype over 3G!

    I too use Skype when I'm overseas and calls to US numbers work great. The great thing about VOIP is that you don't have to edit the outgoing phone numbers as long as you have them stored with +1(234)567-8900, +56 99 555-1212, etc.

    btw, if you use Skype frequently, then you might want to change your QoS setting to "high priority", so it gives Skype calls preference over other processes over the same router. Otherwise, you can experience poor call quality.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    You gotta be on wifi and have the skype app open to receive phone calls.
     
  13. siafu macrumors newbie

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    jailbroken iphone+skype= error

    I just downloaded skype onto my Iphone 3gs 3.1.2 and it cam up with a message saying "this version of skype only works on unmodified versions of iphones operating 3.x and 3.1x"

    is there a way around this?

    when i try to sign in it says:

    " cant connect to skype "

    " please check your network settings and try again"


    HEEEELLLLPPPPPP
     

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