Truphone App adding Skype calling

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Daremo, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Daremo macrumors 68000

    Daremo

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    Just saw this, and thought it will make many people here happy.

    TRUPHONE INTRODUCES SKYPE CALLING AND INSTANT MESSAGING TO iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH APPLICATIONS

    London and San Francisco–Jan. 6, 2009—Truphone today debuted the ability to make and receive Skype™ calls and instant messaging (IM) to the entire Skype user base from its iPhone™ and iPod touch™ applications. The service is scheduled to be available to all customers during the week of Jan. 12.

    The introduction was made at "ShowStoppers @ Macworld 2009" and will be showcased at the Truphone stand (#3228) at Macworld for the remainder of the week.

    This represents one more step toward making Truphone the open "all-in-one conversations hub" for iPhone and iPod touch users.
    Truphone customers on both Apple devices can now reach their Skype friends via their Skype IDs. This further expands the universe of people with whom Truphone customers can stay in touch.

    Separately, Truphone also announced today the availability of well-known instant-messaging services using the Truphone application on the iPod touch™ and the iPhone™.

    "The introduction of Skype calling and instant messaging represents yet another breakthrough for Truphone," said Geraldine Wilson,Truphone CEO. "What this means for Truphone's customers is that they can now call or message all their Skype friends using their iPhone or iPod touch. This allows iPhone and iPod touch users to have a choice in how they stay in touch with friends and colleagues around the world—all within the one application."

    Truphone-to-Skype communications are free over the Internet, and iPhone users can also place and receive Skype calls and messages when not in a Wi-Fi-accessible location for the cost of a local call*, using the Truphone Anywhere feature.

    http://www.whatsoniphone.com/blogs/truphone-skype-true-voip-iphone
     
  2. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    This is such great news. I've been using Truphone for over a year (originally on N95) now and am well impressed with their call quality, having switched as there was no mobile Skype client. To integrate Skype into Truphone, with IM as well will make this app amazing.
     
  3. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    this is why I don't get skype for iphone is still not available and there is no indication it will be available soon
    skype has mobile version of its app on just about every mobile platform out there including PSP but they can't get it ported to the iphone??? it just makes no sense
    I guess they just prefer to sit on their asses while their competition make moves on their turf

    props to Truphone for continue to develop their app and improve their services. it's one of the few VOIP app for iphone that actually works right now
     
  4. Daremo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Daremo

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    I agree, Truphone quality is the best out there so far. I can't wait to see if Skype is as good in quality. The latency on Truphone isn't too bad, only a slight echo, and if they can keep that the same with Skype, I will be very happy. I travel to Europe a lot, and this will save me HUGE on cell phone bills.
     

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