[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sun Apr 5 20:35:27 AEST 2009

More on this one from The Register:

> iPhone VOIP tussle heats up
> Skype vs Deutsche Telekom, AT&T
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> Posted in Mobile, 3rd April 2009 20:46 GMT
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> Skype and its allies are fighting back against telcos that disallow or cripple its voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) service.
> At issue is Deutsche Telekom's edict that customers who use Skype's free VoIP service on their iPhone will have their internet access summarily severed and AT&T's refusal to allow Skype to work on its Edge and 3G networks.



Chris Maltby wrote:
>>> 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.
> Chris

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