Using Skype overseas

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by britboyj, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Rather than paying the ridiculous AT&T overseas rates, I figured I'd download Skype and pay the monthly fee or credit or whatever while I'm in the UK over the summer to call cell-phones and land-lines in the US.

    Because this is a US phone, calling from a Wifi in the UK, which Skype package do I need? Will Skype KNOW I'm calling from a UK IP or does it only care about the device?
     
  2. jeniferkey macrumors member

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    I used Truphone for this last year, and it worked fine. You might consider having AT&T turn off your voice mail, because that can be a per minute hit.
     
  3. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    Use Skype all the time on my 1st gen iPhone when in Japan to call home. Used to use Fring w/ Skype and it worked OK. Now using Skype. Japan doesn't have a lot of wireless hotspots, so in my room I plug laptop into wired network and share the airport w. wep key. iPhone finds it and I skype my wife through it. Just need the right country code is all.
     
  4. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Skype doesn't care where you are. I use it all the time here in Japan.
     
  5. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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  6. SiuPak macrumors newbie

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    for outgoing wifi calls, just buy some credits is fine, they won't care where your are.
     
  7. britboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I just need the $2.95 (by the minute would rack up) plan for one month and then pay 20 cents if I have to call anyone in the UK.

    That sounds freaking awesome.
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    And if you're calling to another Skype user it is, of course, free.
     
  9. iSaga macrumors regular

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    Yes purchase the US plan for 2.95 a month and it works like a charm. I use skype to call back home to the US from Norway all the time. For 2.95 a month I get unlimited calling to the US, pretty freaking unbelievable.
     

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