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Skype 3G calls now free through 2011

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For everyone using the Skype 2.0 application on their iPhone, there was a worry for users. Originally, Skype was going to start charging for Skype-to-Skype 3G calls in August, instead of keeping them free.

However, Skype has decided to change that.  They have announced that they are going to extend the free calling until January 2011. After that, they will start charging ” a small monthly fee.”  No one is sure what this monthly fee is going to be for the calls.

The way the Skype application for iPhone works is that it transmits audio via AT&T’s data network. Callers are using their Skype minutes (if calling a non-Skype user) for these calls, or you are calling another Skype user for free.

A 15-year veteran of the tech wars, Amy is a gadgetgrrl from way back. Amy is started with the her first PDA, a Palm Pilot III all the way through her current sidearm, a T-Mobile G1. She suffers technolust like any good gadgetgrrl, but its always tempers with whether it will match her shoes and handbag. She bounces from one device to another. She is an OS agnostic-- liking them all for different reasons. She has seen it all and wants to see more.

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  1. tivoboy

    06/02/2010 at 10:25 am

    has anyone been able to confirm if the skype app now works with VPN setups? I had mine turned off, so cannot confirm

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