[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Sun Apr 5 21:24:42 AEST 2009

Using skype on my iPhone (both wifi AND 3G) works just fine after the  
jailbreak fix (voipover3g), and is worthwhile with the data pack that  
I have presently: for almost all calls. Not so good for my skypein  
number though, since running skype in the background (again, via  
another jailbreak hack) drains the battery too quickly for my liking.

Sent from my iPhone

On 05/04/2009, at 6:18 PM, Chris Maltby <chris at sw.oz.au> 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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