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Old 04-03-2009, 07:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree - Everyone is making a big deal about sticking it to vendors by making VoIP calls over 3G where as the only real difference is going to be the protocol. It's still traversing the providers network.

I am in Canada and have Skype on my iPhone hacked to go over 3G and the sound quality way better than if I just made a regular mobile call.

It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

Could you happen to have backgrounder working with your skype?
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All this is confusing to simple people like me. What I was thinking was if I was in the UK, I could find a wifi signal, use skpe to call a skype loaded computer or bb and it would be far cheaper than a phone call and maybe even "free". What all this reads like to me is it is not opening up the "free" aspect of the way skype works now on computers. What I am reading is there is no great benefit in what is described. But them I am simple.
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All this is confusing to simple people like me. What I was thinking was if I was in the UK, I could find a wifi signal, use skpe to call a skype loaded computer or bb and it would be far cheaper than a phone call and maybe even "free". What all this reads like to me is it is not opening up the "free" aspect of the way skype works now on computers. What I am reading is there is no great benefit in what is described. But them I am simple.
You figured it out quite well. Based on what I have read, you will always need both voice and data. This is not offering anything that can't already be achieved though iskoot et al. Nothing to see here, move along...
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at the end of the day i just want a skype app that works so i get in touch with my people overseas while on the go. to tell you the truth phones as we know them are due for a serious overhaul.
1st text messaging is a cash cow for the providers
2nd long distance is a joke
3rd i guess i just need to start me own communications company or just suck it up
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Voip sound to me that it works better on a broadband home/business environment. With handoffs from tower to tower, while moving through small hotspots is tricky and unreliable service. Everything thats free isn't good for you!
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So I'm still kinda confused (slow, I know... cut me some slack).

If I call.... [Skype on BB] to [Skype on PC]...
- Minutes on my calling plan are being used up?

Shouldn't an "unlimited data plan" make this type of call free?

I got excited when I heard about Skype coming to BB, but I just feel hugely disappointed after reading this thread...
Say it ain't so!

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Does someone out there know exactly when in May we'll be able to download the Skype application to our Blackberries? And does anyone know of a link for the download?

Thanks, in advance...
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Does anyone know if this will work with Skype In?

i.e. Can I receive a call over the Skype network directly to my Blackberry?
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