Skype adds video calls to iPhone app, works on 3G/Wi-Fi

By Julio Franco
Dec 30, 2010
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  1. Skype is hoping to be at the center of your voice and video communication in the near future, that is, if you don't rely already on one of the various services the company has on offer. Today Skype announced an update to its iPhone app that will let you make free video calls on iOS-based devices.

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  2. You can use Skype with free app DataMan Lite to closely watch your data usage to stop overage.
  3. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Oh man, AT&T is going to be crying and begging them to stop with the bandwidth this is going to eat up.
  4. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    As long as people don't go over AT&T have no reason to whine. They shouldn't give out data plans they can't handle.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    LOL. "Sup guys, Apple here. We are offering you a magical, revolutionary, and totally brand-new feature - video calling!! But only via wifi to other iPhone4/iPod users."
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 801   +8

    This is because there is only one iOS phone with a front facing camera. Android has only 2, I think, that are limited to only make calls to other Android phones. But that's why people make 3rd party apps (Tango let's you call cross platform). If Apple wasn't so strict and uptight, iOS would be on multiple phones with front facing cameras, so you could call more than just the iPhone.

    Google - 1
    Apple - 0
  7. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    The funny part is although he claimed it was a first it wasn't even remotely a first. Europe has had it for over 5 years.
  8. The problem is, if one has a 3G iPhone, one cannot carry on a face-to-face conversation (unless you want to keep turning the phone around to show the camera). Useless...the title of this story should have been "...Skype adds video calls to iPhone app, works on 4G/Wi-Fi only..."

    And THAT is why AT&T doesn't have to worry about bandwidth--YET(not as many 4G's sold as 3G's).
  9. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

    the whole article says - use alternatives mf!
    who cares about skate..
  10. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Uh.... You realize the iphone 4 doesn't mean it runs on 4G. It's the 4th gen iphone. I think your confused. That's why the 2G was called that and the 3G that but no G after the 4. Because it signifies 4th generation but same network. Also the fact that AT&T doesn't have 4G.
  11. SnipeD

    SnipeD Newcomer, in training

    If you look at what 4G is you would know no carrier is using 4G in the US.
     


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