skype to skype calls charging me minutes

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    I'm supposed to have free skype to skype calls but they are using my minutes. Tier 2 has no idea so they are actually calling skype about how to handle this. I do have PDA unlimited data only plan. But, that should not have a bearing on the plan. At first they were trying to talk me out of their own marketing ad that says skype user to skype user but I had to stand strong until they finally got the idea....waiting for an hour to get an answer. they issuing a tier 2 trouble ticket..
     
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    When you have skype installed on your droid and place a call with no wifi ( no mater if its skype to skype or to a number) its acts like a phone call. now if you wanted to use skype with out using your minutes turn on wifi and Skype will use WiFi.
     
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    So are you skype always uses 3g before wifi or that it will use wifi whenever it is turned on?
     
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    yup on the X it uses 3g on the Moto Droid it uses wifi. not sure why but thats the case right now.
     
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    but if there is no 3g coverage and there is a wifi connection it will switch over to wifi.
     
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    Skype does not use wi-fi. It only uses 3G. The official Skype app does not support wi-fi (the main issue a lot of its users are complaining about). You can even check that. Skype to Skype should never use up your minutes. I don't have a Droid X only the Droid, but using Skype to make calls to another Skype user does not count against my minutes. I've been using it since it came out, too.
     
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