[HUGE NEWS] VZ to allow unlimited Skype calling over 3g starting next month!!!1

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    Hey that is pretty cool!! I've never used Skype but heard all kinds of cool things about it...
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    LET THE CARRIER WARS BEGIN!!!

    I'm surprised the Pre Plus isn't included. Is there a Skype app for WebOS?
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    thanks for the heads up. i'll have to try it out.
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    Wow. VZW just flipped the game on everyone! :icon_ banana:
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    It's only unlimited minutes for Skype to Skype. Still great news, but I don't have enough friends who use Skype for it to impact me much.
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    Now all we need is a decent Skype app
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    Now we just need better Skype apps in the market. I've only used the IM client Nimbuzz. It has Skype in there, but I couldn't connect at all over 3G with it. I had to use wi-fi. I wonder how VZW is going to handle the load if a lot of people start using Skype. Using wi-fi when I used Skype on Nimbuzz didn't have great quality at all either.
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    +1 You beat me to it! LOL
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    Same here. I don't have 'Skype friends' either. But the fact that VZW will allow this is big.
    It's almost as if they're taunting AT&T with their available 3G bandwidth, LOL
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    Maybe the new phones coming out with a facing camera for video calling?
    That would be sweet imo!
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    Did anyone here use a different Skype app besides the one on Nimbuzz that connected through 3G? I couldn't use 3G and had to use wi-fi. Again, as I've stated several times already, even the wi-fi did not have very good quality. If so, how was the quality on it?
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    That right there is about the only thing that would get me to start using (and pushing) Skype with/to everyone :)
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    Article says there will be a new app AND Skype Out will be supported too, so that means you can call regular phones with it if you have Skype credit. I have an unlimited Skype Out plan, they're cheap, so this is really something if it works well. I wonder if Skype IN will work too but I imagine that it will. I've tried Fring and could never get it to actually connect on a Skype Out call.
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    EXACTLY what I was thinking...Oh yeah, and I guess all those "cant talk and surf the web at the same time" commercials are obsolete now too! :icon_ banana:
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