Skype can now finally make calls over 3G

Skype for iPhone 2.0 is out and you can now finally make calls over a 3G connection.  While this is great news, it comes at a price, literally.  Skype-to-Skype calls over the 3G network will only be free until the end of August 2010.  After that, there will be a monthly fee that will need to paid in order to be able to place these calls.

So, Skype 2.0 isn’t all good news.  Skype-to-Skype calls have always been free, with Skype charging for calls ending on a mobile or fixed line phone.  Why should there be a charge that will apply specifically to calls placed over the 3G connection is question that all users would like to see answered.

Skype 2.0 is available for the iPad in App Stores around the world, including in countries where the iPad is not on sale yet.

* Image: iTunes store and Skype.

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2 Responses to “ “Skype can now finally make calls over 3G”

  1. Daniel Polistchuck says:

    I sincerely don’t get it. Is this because Skypeout/in revenue is falling short from the target or to protect AT&T? Baffling… People have been using Skype over 3G for ages in jailbroken iPhones.

  2. Mauricio Longo says:

    I would think it is more of a matter of Skype revenue. To protect AT&T I imagine the application would simply continue to be limited, as it was in the past.

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