[LINK] Skype on your iPhone!

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Apr 1 13:53:20 AEDT 2009

On 01/04/2009, at 11:57 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

>> Luxembourg: EBay's Skype, an internet calling service with about  
>> 400 million users around the world, plans to release a version of  
>> its Internet-based phone software for Apple's iPhone, which allows  
>> Skype users to make free calls on computers or supported cellphones  
>> with Wi-Fi, reported The Wall Street Journal.

This irks me.

It doesn't work over 3G (unless you're running the iPhone v3.0 beta),  
all because of the telcos which dominate in the US. This doesn't make  
sense in places like Australia where data packets are charged for, or  
which are part of the cost of using a 'smart' phone.

Further, even when the phone *is* connected to a wi-fi connection, the  
software crashes more often then any other app I've ever used. It  
needs lots of work.

And what's more, what's the point of having to have the app running in  
the foreground all the time in order to use it? It simply doesn't make  
sense with the current iteration of the iPhone software (v.2x).


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