[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon Apr 6 14:37:11 AEST 2009

Kim Holburn wrote:
> On 2009/Apr/05, at 1:24 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> 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.
> Being as your iPhone probably doesn't have a firewall, skype might  
> well make you a supernode and that could get a little more expensive,  
> not to mention slow the phone down.  I wonder how long before more  
> phone companies starts doing DPI and banning skype and VOIP.

Surely Skype's programmers are smart enough to turn off that
functionality in mobile clients?


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