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

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    Even on wi-fi you couldn't make a Skype to Skype call?
     
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    I'd pay for making Skype calls over WiFi to regular phones. Since the Droid doesn't work oversees that may be one alternate solution. Not perfect, but better than nothing.
     
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    not a huge deal

    voip quality stinks
     
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    I'm really hoping this works (over wi-fi) because the cell signal at my house is nearly non-existent. This would help me justify getting my wife a smart phone with the data plan, since we would then be able to cancel our home phone service.

    I'm sincerely hoping that this works like they say it does...it would be very convenient for us.
     
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    Wi-fi does work with it. I'm more worried about the 3G data connection. If a lot of people use it, I hope it doesn't affect other data users who don't use it for other data needs.
     
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    WiFi supposedly works with it, yes, but it is a huge pain to get it going. Skype needs to develop one app to install; that's it. Not all these other add ons you need.
     
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    It's not a pain at all, bro. All you have to do is turn on wi-fi on (given you have access to wi-fi) your Droid and use Skype to call another Skype user. Test Nimbuzz with it. It works, but the quality, for now, sucks. I didn't test Nimbuzz to make a Skype Out call though.
     
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    I have a friend from Europe and I called her mobile device. We had a Skype to Skype call over wi-fi. I had to be on wi-fi to call her and she had to be on wi-fi to receive the call because 3G wouldn't work with it.
     
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    Yeah, I need Skypeout to work for it to be a practical replacement for my home phone.
     
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    so would this have any real use for someone who makes all in-country calls without going over 450 minutes?
     
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    VZW just came out with data only plans....
     
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    It depends on who you are calling. If you are calling others with Skype accounts (Skype to Skype which is VoIP) then it's free. If you plan on using Skype to call regular phone numbers, you need to sign up for a SkypeOut monthly plan or buy credit from Skype as you go to make those calls regardless of who you are calling with a regular phone number.
     
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    Ok, just curious...

    I am going to Germany in May for 5 weeks. If I took my Droid and turned everything off but WiFi and used Skype I could probably make free calls, no?
     
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    This is big news, but I just use google voice so it doesn't matter at all.
     
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    This is where it is most interesting to me. I'm not a Skype user either, so for me there's a bigger picture here.

    How will the other carriers counter a move like this by VZW (and don't mean simply matching this)? What will VZW do in the future to make their service more appealing to consumers?

    Hopefully we all benefit from this.
     
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