Using Skype overseas

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

  1. britboyj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    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

    Jan 30, 2008
    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

    Mar 12, 2008
    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


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    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

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
  6. SiuPak macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    for outgoing wifi calls, just buy some credits is fine, they won't care where your are.
  7. britboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    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


    May 9, 2006
    And if you're calling to another Skype user it is, of course, free.
  9. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    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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