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

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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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    You can only make free calls to other Skype users. If you plan on calling regular numbers you would need Skype credit.
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    Awesome news, thanks for the info!
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    But I mean to call my wife from Germany, so long as she installed it on our computer?
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    Yes, if she installed Skype on her computer or even mobile device and you use your Droid to call her Skype account that would be free. That's a Skype to Skype call on VoIP.
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    I might have a reason to take my droid after all....
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    Just wait for the new Skype app that they're gonna have next month and install that as it should be better than the current Skype apps out for the Droid right now. Or if you want to test it now, check Nimbuzz in the market and create two Skype accounts, one for you and one for your wife. Let your wife login on Skype on the computer and login on your Skype account with your Droid.
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    I have been using voip at home for two years, the quality is better then running a standard line.
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    I'd like to see Vonage make a Droid app. I prefer there voip service a little better.
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    Ditto, I've been using VOIP (first Vonage and now VYL) for about 5 years. I have ZERO quality issues.
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    This will be BIG for the next smartphone that has a front facing camera. Droid II?
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