[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Chris Maltby chris at sw.oz.au
Sun Apr 5 18:18:52 AEST 2009

>> On 04/04/2009, at 8:27 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> So you can get skype for free apparently on your iPhone, at least in
>>> the US.  But there's a catch, you can only use it on a wifi LAN, not
>>> on the wireless data network, 3G or whatever.

> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> Not so. Skype for iPhone has been downloaded over 2 million times  
>> since it was placed on the app store (a record?).
>> And there is no catch for a jailbroken iPhone: a tiny download fixes  
>> it instantly.

On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 05:49:50PM +1000, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> The catch is that it only use the iPhone WiFi connection, not the cellular
> connection.

It's not clear that you'd want to use skype over the mobile network's
data channel as the data charges would be higher than the equivalent
voice charges.


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