VZW's Skype Application available March 25th.

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Someone asked if anyone was able to call Skype to Skype overseas.
I was able to both make and receive calls successfully between myself and someone on a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean so I think that qualifies.

Also we tested to see what happened when I don't answer the phone. He was able to leave me a voicemail on my Verizon vm.
 

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Someone asked if anyone was able to call Skype to Skype overseas.
I was able to both make and receive calls successfully between myself and someone on a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean so I think that qualifies.

Also we tested to see what happened when I don't answer the phone. He was able to leave me a voicemail on my Verizon vm.

Good to hear that it works for overseas communication. Skype to Skype is a great feature for this app and prob. the only good one other than the international skype to skype which well i consider to be the same thing.
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

When over seas and trying to use the droid just go with the Gizmo5/Sipdroid/ and Google Voice way I stated way back in the beginning of this thread :) its free and runs off wifi, or use fring and skype call out as someone else mentioned a few posts back.
 

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I can not believe my plan minutes are being charged when i use skype to skype !!
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

I can not believe my plan minutes are being charged when i use skype to skype !!

Skype to Skype should not be charging your plan minutes that feature is the free feature, if you call a land line or anything other than a skype number that is when you will be charged.
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

I can not believe my plan minutes are being charged when i use skype to skype !!

Skype to Skype should not be charging your plan minutes that feature is the free feature, if you call a land line or anything other than a skype number that is when you will be charged.

Thats the issue i have it should not be charging my minutes but it is :icon_eek:
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

I can not believe my plan minutes are being charged when i use skype to skype !!

Skype to Skype should not be charging your plan minutes that feature is the free feature, if you call a land line or anything other than a skype number that is when you will be charged.

Thats the issue i have it shou;d not be charging my minutes but it is :icon_eek:


I'll test it after work later on tonight and let you know if noone else says diff by than.
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

When over seas and trying to use the droid just go with the Gizmo5/Sipdroid/ and Google Voice way I stated way back in the beginning of this thread :) its free and runs off wifi, or use fring and skype call out as someone else mentioned a few posts back.

fring sucks, sipdroid is actually quite awesome in conjunction with google voice+sipgate+sipsorcery. I really just wanted a skype that works the same damn way as the desktop skype, but oh well.
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

When over seas and trying to use the droid just go with the Gizmo5/Sipdroid/ and Google Voice way I stated way back in the beginning of this thread :) its free and runs off wifi, or use fring and skype call out as someone else mentioned a few posts back.

fring sucks, sipdroid is actually quite awesome in conjunction with google voice+sipgate+sipsorcery. I really just wanted a skype that works the same damn way as the desktop skype, but oh well.

I hear ya but verizons gotta make their money right? lol.
 

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You certainly shouldn't have been charged minutes on your Verizon plan if you're using a skype to skype connection.


I got to be honest, and please don't take offense. I think it's more likely user error, BUT lets see what others say.:)
 

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Well now we know why Verizon stated skype-skype calls wouldn't count towards your monthly allowance. I was puzzled when I heard that, since I assumed voice calls were routed directly over a data connection. Everything makes sense now.

Also, boo for not being able to make skype-skype calls when in an area with no coverage or when overseas.

I can not believe my plan minutes are being charged when i use skype to skype !!

Skype to Skype should not be charging your plan minutes that feature is the free feature, if you call a land line or anything other than a skype number that is when you will be charged.

Thats the issue i have it should not be charging my minutes but it is :icon_eek:

Tested it, not sure how you checked your balance was higher, i just checked my current balance called another skype account that i have at home was connected for 5 mins and see no diff on my online vzw account.
 

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You certainly shouldn't have been charged minutes on your Verizon plan if you're using a skype to skype connection.


I got to be honest, and please don't take offense. I think it's more likely user error, BUT lets see what others say.:)

I hope its user error too :) . I downloaded the skype app, signed in and called one contact i already have on my contact list. During the call it even stated that i was skype calling with the 404 skype number. Before making the call i made sure i had not made any other calls, checked minutes before using sype to skype (i was at 360 min used). After making the skype to skype calling i now have 387 min used. I hope there is an error with Verizon minute counter or something .......
I am using the verizon app to check minute usage if that helps.
 

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You certainly shouldn't have been charged minutes on your Verizon plan if you're using a skype to skype connection.


I got to be honest, and please don't take offense. I think it's more likely user error, BUT lets see what others say.:)

I hope its user error too :) . I downloaded the skype app, signed in and called one contact i already have on my contact list. During the call it even stated that i was skype calling with the 404 skype number. Before making the call i made sure i had not made any other calls, checked minutes before using sype to skype (i was at 360 min used). After making the skype to skype calling i now have 387 min used. I hope there is an error with Verizon minute counter or something .......
I am using the verizon app to check minute usage if that helps.

Rasjudah maybe we should try to keep this convo in just one thread ;) since its going in 2 i feel the need to repeat everything i say in one thread on another and its kind of point less ;)
 
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