So any word on Skype?

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  1. djcraze macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if it will be coming to the app store anytime soon?
     
  2. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    NO CHANCE. DON'T WAIT. NOT COMING.

    Skype on the go = you use the phone less (hint: ATT gets mad)
     
  4. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares if at&t gets mad? Apple already said VOIP over WiFi is allowed.
     
  5. alexeym macrumors newbie

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    Such thing as the Truphone is in the AppStore - Apple, AT&T or any other provider seems to have no problem with that.

    I'm surprised that it takes so long for Skype to do something...
     
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Bzzzz.

    Steve already said VOIP over wi-fi is OK.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, let's split this into 2 parts:

    VOIP over Wi-Fi = AT&T very happy. You still have to pay for a minimum amount of their minutes, and you're using their network way less. You're a paying customer who's voluntarily using their service LESS. Good news for them.


    VOIP over 3G = AT&T indifferent. Yes, you're using their cell towers and 'net connection, but you're not using their phone network computers to make connections. So it's kind of a draw. You're using a little bit less of their infrastructure, but still paying for minutes. This isn't as great as VOIP on wi-fi for them, but it's not really a loss.

    IF you could buy an AT&T plan with 0 minutes, they might get mad when people sign up for that. But they don't, and you can't, so you're still paying them for a certain amount of minutes no matter what.

    Anything that means you use AT&T's computers less (yet you still pay them for minutes) is good news to AT&T.
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    What Steve wants Steve gets... and that's the end of that.

    Anyway, if there was any word on a VIOP client for the iPhone then MacRumors would cover it. Since you haven't seen it, that means there is no news available. :)
     
  9. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    It's a loss for at&t for people who often uses up their minutes. at&t can make a lot of money off those overages. VOIP over 3G equals people saving minutes and not going over their limit for at&t to rape them.
     
  10. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, truphone is been with us for a few weeks now. I don't 'super-love it' but it does the job for the moment.
     
  11. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    You gotta tell me what you are smoking cause it looks good.

    VOIP (which ain't skype btw but whatever) = data. If you have a data plan already it means when you make a call via skype you will be paying zero to ATT for voice. ATT wants you to use MORE. you see...MORE for teleco = money.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I don't know about you, but I wasn't given the option to NOT pay for voice.

    I pay AT&T for voice minutes whether I use them or not and I don't know any way out of that. Obviously, if I'm forced to pay for them, but then I don't use them, that's best for them, isn't it.

    (I concede the point someone made about the overage charges. I never go over my minutes so that's not something I'd thought about.)
     
  13. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    The only reason I use VOIP is for cheap international calling. TruPhone ain't cheap unfotunately. Can't wait till Skype gets off their lazy rumps and comes out with an app.
     
  14. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Skype

    Check here the current plans from Skype for calling traditional phones:

    http://www.skype.com/allfeatures/subscriptions/#uscaSubscriptionTab

    They gave you a local phone number so you can also receive incoming calls, for me this is the best service I ever experienced from a VOIP service provider and I had used Vonage (which is expensive in comparison to this) and other ones.

    It simply works and is very reliable.

    And check here for some already supported Mobile applications:
    http://www.skype.com/mobile/

    I HOPE THIS HAPPENS SOON:
    SKYPE + iPhone 3G = COMMUNICATION FREEDOM
     

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