Use Skype overseas to call landlines/mobile

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by littlegreenyoda, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. littlegreenyoda macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2009

    I just install Skype and bought unlimited credits (worldwide).

    I'm also signed on to my local data plan and am wondering if im overseas, and i use the Skype to make calls, will i be charged by my telco???

    Any apps to avoid this?
  2. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    ya put the phone into airplane mode and turn on wifi. Connect to a wifi network and then use skype. Otherwise you will be charged for data + skype to make the call.
  3. jlc1978 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2009
    Do this all the time - as pointed out above, stay in airplane mode and use WiFi. If you turn on the phone it'll register on the network and you run the risk of ping pong billing - i.e. a call goes to voice mail and you get charged for the call and return when someone leaves a message. Not answering will not prevent this.

    I use free wifi spots - if an Apple store is nearby they'll have one; I've even used theirs after they close.

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