Skype App Updated For iPhone – Allows VOIP Over 3G
Several VoIP apps have managed to work in this functionality since Apple and AT&T started allowing it to last year, but the official Skype app has been a notable holdout. Two months after Skype started doing 3G calls on Android with Verizon, there’s a 2.0 version of the app for iPhone that brings voice calls over 3G at last. Mobile iPhone calls are currently free until August. Afterwards you will need a “mobile subscription.” We’re currently testing out the app as we write this and it seems to work just as well as any other 3G VoIP app that we’ve tried. It is ordinary and nothing revolutionary. Here are the new features included in the updated version of the app:
- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPhone touch.
- Enhanced call quality indicator.
- Improved start-up time.
- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen
We aren’t quite sure why there will be a “small monthly fee” but there you have it.
This entry was posted by TechHead on May 30, 2010 at 12:02 AM, and is filed under 3G, Apple, Applications, ATT, Cell Phones, iPhone, News, Skype, SmartPhones, Social Networking, Software, Tech, VoIP, Wireless Phone Companies. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.