Using Data ONLY plan with Skype (no Voice contract)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blueprint1983, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used a jailbroken (and possibly unlocked) iPhone that runs Skype in the background with a 3G data plan and no voice plan?

    If so:

    -How long have you used it?
    -Have you missed calls or have you encountered any problems?
    -What carrier's data plan do you use?
    -What is the total cost each month? (data+skype plan)

    Most importantly, is it worth the trouble?
     
  2. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I don't even know if you can have a plan that is data only (at least not on AT&T). That would be a very attractive option for many people though.

    The main problem with Skype in my experience is that the call quality is suspect (I'm on a jb 3GS). I've experienced dropouts and other weird noises while on a call so I really haven't used it all that much even though I have the unlimited US and Canada plan ($8.40 every 3 months). I'm hoping that since AT&T is now allowing VOIP over 3G, Skype will come up with a way to improve the voice quality but who knows. As it is right now, I only use it to make outgoing calls to non-AT&T customers and that's minimal at best.
     
  4. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, i'd also say that the sound quality is a bit unusual from a typical cell phone. It's attractive but i know it's also very unproven. We'll see with time.
     
  5. leons macrumors 6502

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    I have a JB & Unlocked 3GS. I'm using a BB Data Plan/No Voice Plan. I have a yearly plan with Skype Out & In and havi it Integrated with Google Voice. I also use Textnow integrated with Google Voice.

    My total yearly cost for unlimited US/Canada Voice and Unlimited Text is $64.

    Quality of voice calls over 3G is not bad at all. Quality of text is perfect.
     

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