Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab lacks 3G Skype Calling

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab lacks 3G Skype Calling
Much to the chagrin of many people after finding out that the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S will be lacking voice call functionality, some were hoping to take Skype's advantage with the Verizon variant for all their phone calling needs.

However, the case is not so since it appears as though the Verizon variant of the upcoming tablet will lack support for 3G Skype calling. Yeah, it's surely a bummer for everyone since the US is shut out from this feature – unlike our friends across the big pond who are offered full voice functionality with the tablet. Instead, Skype calls can only be done over Wi-Fi and somewhat limits its overall appeal to some consumers hoping to get their calling fix with the popular app.

Unfortunately, this “direct-to-consumers” version of Skype Mobile for the Samsung Galaxy Tab restricts Skype calling over 3G connectivity. So now it'll be interesting to see how it will all play out in the tablet market here in the US with the big four carriers duking it out with their specific versions.

Aside from that, you still have all the wonderful apps in the Android Market to choose from which may aid you in some way in getting those all too important phone calls.

source: PC Magazine

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Galaxy Tab CDMA
  • Display 7.0 inches
    600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 3, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 2GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 2.2



4. Answer to Problem unregistered

Here is answer to problem. Root your android device. Download wifi tether root app from market place. Wifi tablet to phone. Click Skype. Make call. Answer solved. No additional cost to you!! :-) I use to work for Verizon until recently and this is what I am going to do with my tablet and android device. The root is already completed. Just waiting on the tablet. They really don't want customers knowing about this work around but oh well ;)

3. Confused Reader unregistered

NOT TO MENTION, if you get the 3G wifi hotspot it will work with that as Wifi functionality any, so complaints OVER!

2. Confused Reader unregistered

Not eben sure what your saying, you sound like as choppy as you probably are on your iPhone. So a tablet doesnt have Skype and your making a big stink over it? Verizons Skype worked over 3G? did you want a 3G data plan or did you want the freedome of owning it with out a contract? If you go on the market there will be FOR SURE a WiFi Skype available for you to use...SO STOP CRYING!!!! Not to mention At&T Crippled their Androids by not "allowing" 3rd party apps or unknown apps, who has the monopoly now you freaking moron.

1. victor410 unregistered

Verizon Verizon that all I can say.. Verizon is a horrible monopoly company I don`t care if have the best coverage .. Verizon won`t see my money in their fanboy were complaint about AT&T but the real hell will come when the iPhone came to Verizon.. RIP apple fanboy

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