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Dedicated Skype app hits Android Market

Dedicated Skype app hits Android Market
After a long wait, Skype is finally widely available for Android phones, and can be downloaded off Android Market. It was exclusive to Verizon's Android phones for a while in the US, but now the whole gamut of Android phones can enjoy it. Well, at least it has been tested with HTC and Motorola devices, running Android 2.1 and up, aka the Verizon Android line. Skype is admitting there are some issues with the Samsung Galaxy S still, that are being ironed out.

There were some lite versions and substitutes before, but nothing beats the real thing. With the dedicated app you can make free Skype-to-Skype calls, do instant messaging, or call phones at low rates, at home and abroad – over WiFi and 3G. The US version supports voice and video calling over Wi-Fi only. If you have a Skype account, your contact list will appear when you sign in on your Android phone. To call abroad, just dial the number in Skype, and use Skype Credit to pay. There is also unlimited subscription based calling with various rates.

Skype can be downloaded from the Android Market, or from skype.com/m on your phone. Some say Skype and the likes can kill voice plans, but we are positive the carriers will make up for it in data charges.

source: Skype

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Geeonis (unregistered)

Yes, unfortunately it does not work with 3G. Also the video chatting is missing. So i cant even fully use my EVO as I should be able to. Skype Finally In Android Market … No 3g No Video...http://tweakyourlife.com/97/skype-app-finally-in-android-market-for-allusers/ While this is frustrating hopefully this is a sign of things to come in the future.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 09:46

2. aclsmb (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

Does Fring work on your EVO? Is there any reason you might know why Skype is better than Fring?

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:02

3. vzwemp007 (unregistered)

It works on 3G with vzw. It always has. From the beginning.......

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