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Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 May 2010 13:42 User comments (3)

Video Daily: Skype 2.0 allows calls via 3G on iPhone Skype has rolled out its long-awaited Skype 2.0 app for the Apple iPhone this weekend, adding the ability to make calls using 3G data.
Until this weekend, iPhone owners could only make Skype calls when connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi.

The company says it has also made "CD quality audio enhancements," which should boost volume and sound quality of the calls.

While the deal may sound great for users who want to cut down on their AT&T phone bill by slashing some minutes and instead using Skype, there is of course a catch.

All 3G Skype-to-Skype calls are free until only the end of August, afterwards there will be a "small" monthly fee.

Full changelog, via 9-5:

Upgrades / improvements include:
- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.
- Enhanced call quality indicator.
- Improved start-up time.
- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.

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3 user comments

130.5.2010 14:33

Erm, pretty much any 150+ nokia phone could do skype for quite a long time now, either through 3rd party clients or via skype's official one over any data connection.

And 600 jesusphone still can't? Ouch.

230.5.2010 19:00

Isn't skype free? Who's charging the "small fee"?

32.6.2010 7:35

What about ICall?

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