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Skype possibly coming to AT&T devices in the future

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Skype possibly coming to AT&T devices in the future
Skype has hinted that video calling may be coming to AT&T devices in the future shortly after announcing their joint venture with Qik that is focused on improving the quality of video chat on capable networks.

Skype and Qik’s joint venture is aimed at integrating their technologies to try and improve Qik’s video calling performance on T-Mobile and Sprint while trying to develop a version of Skype capable of running over Verizon’s new LTE network. Leading the discussion at MWC over the weekend was Skype’s head of consumer product management, Rich Osterloh.

When asked about Skype and a future with the AT&T network, Osterloh said “let’s watch out for some announcements there.” So really he didn’t give us too much, but he definitely didn’t say a future partnership with AT&T was out of the question. Hopefully this joint venture will greatly improve video calling for everybody because it is no secret how poor the quality is over mobile networks. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Slash Gear

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posted on 21 Feb 2011, 10:27

1. Dikki (unregistered)

I don't get how Skype teaming up with ATT improves video calling. Doesn't the network just have to be fast and then video calling will be improved?

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 14:42

2. Valanten (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)

With ATT, smart phone data limit of 2GB monthly, you need only a few video calls, to go over that and start paying huge overage. Maybe that's the idea?! I'll never consider ATT again, unless they return the unlimited data plans!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:58

3. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

2GB cap + video calls = a busy call center for customer service.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 21:50

4. Jones2011 (unregistered)

Everyone knows that soon Verizon will take over because AT&T limits their loyal customers and feeds them lies like 98% of our customers use less than 2gb of data because of wifi. Blah blah blah. LIES.

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