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

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  1. Martin030908

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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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    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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