Skype 2.0 for the iPhone brings forth free Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G

Skype 2.0 for the iPhone brings forth free Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G
Although Fring could still be the champ across a range of mobile platforms with its free video chat offering, Skype is slowly moving up the ladder to keep its own iPhone app competitive among the crop. Skype 2.0.0 for the iPhone is now available for the taking which enables users to place Skype-to-Skype calls over a 3G connection. However, the fun is short lived because there will most likely be a small monthly fee attached to it starting some time in September. It's going to be interesting how this will affect things like Fring's offering, but there is no concrete information regarding this new monthly fee. In addition, there are some other minor new features like an enhanced call quality indicator, improved start-up time, and fast access to the dial pad from the iPhone home screen. As much as this sought out feature is finally available, we're sure people out there will be crossing their fingers hoping that monthly fee will disappear shortly.

source: iTunes via BGR



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

yea, fanboys everywhere are happy windows mobile has had this for about four years see apple doesn't get everything first just kidding go apple!!!

2. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

I've always wanted to call someone on an iPhone over 3G....iPhone has had this for like's called the phone app, it's preloaded on the phone...

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I believe the Iphone uses 2g for phone calls and 3g for data, that's how they can have a data session on a call at the same time

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