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Old 03-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just placed a skype to skype call on my phone using the mobile skype app, and it placed an actual call. On my call log it appears as skype call, but it actually dialed a 404 number. It says skype to skype calls are free, however, if it's actually dialing a number, is my airtime being deducted? I thought the calls went over data...

Can anyone clarify?
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should contact Verizon or Skype.
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Verizon didn't provide much help. While the rep acknowledged that skype to skype calls are free, he said the phone still had to dial a call... which doesn't make sense to me since the calls are supposed to be going over the data connection... Hence why I'm asking for some clarification here.
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I used the Skype to call a computer and had the same 404 area code show as connected to. Call quality was fine. I just talked to Verizon and they basically said the same that there is a phone # connect ? would be interesting to see if the 404-941.... are all the same #
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If you read the help file, it indicates that "Skype-to-Skype calls are free to make and receive and calling international numbers uses Skype Credit, just like it done on your Desktop PC. Calls to US numbers will be carried by Verizon Wireless, not Skype, and charged according to your calling plan."

What I take that to mean is that Skype-to-Skype calls to US numbers will not encounter SKYPE charges but will be subject to your regular carrier charges.

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You obviously missed this part when you installed it?
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can't be any clearer than that.
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I think you all missed some thing here:

Per VZW and Skype, if you using VZW Skype app to call a Skype user ID, the call is free of airtime charge. VZW DO use the voice network to make the connection, therefore, you will see it is a regular call on your phone.

However, if you using VZW Skype app to call a regular US phone number, normal VZW service plan will apply.

If you using VZW Skype app to call an normal internetional number, the Skype international rate will apply. You will need to using your Skype account to pre-pay the Skype Credit for such calls.
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I think you all missed some thing here:

Per VZW and Skype, if you using VZW Skype app to call a Skype user ID, the call is free of airtime charge. VZW DO use the voice network to make the connection, therefore, you will see it is a regular call on your phone.

However, if you using VZW Skype app to call a regular US phone number, normal VZW service plan will apply.

If you using VZW Skype app to call an normal internetional number, the Skype international rate will apply. You will need to using your Skype account to pre-pay the Skype Credit for such calls.
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What is missed? It is in pretty plain clear language right there on the screen
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What is missed? It is in pretty plain clear language right there on the screen
"Domestic calls" in here refers to all the call you make using Skkpe Mobile to an NON-SKYPE subscriber.

For example, during the Skkpe mobile installation, you are prompted "if you want to import your phone book contact list", if you chose "Yes", all you saved contact will be listed in Skype Mobile. When you open the Skype Mobile and select one of your imported contact, and made a "Domastic" call, that will be apply to your voice plan.

In my practice, I only have my family/friends Skype IDs listed in Skype Mobile, and I only make the Skype mobile to call those Skype IDs, which are all free.

404-941-8603 is the VZW gateway to Skype VoIP network.
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After calling Vzw again I was informed that yes the calls are placed via voice and the 404, as mentioned earlier, is the gateway vzw uses.

When you place skype-to-skype calls, you won't incur Skype charges and the duration of the call will not be deducted from your airtime allowance.

I checked this by logging into My Verizon and in fact those calls came up at 0 minutes.

I hope this clarifies this for anyone who was wondering what I was wondering. Thanks for the replies!
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Sorry if this has been answered before, but I didn't see it discussed on the forums I've checked nor does Verizon's Skype page this. If I travel abroad with my Tour 9630 and enable the international data plan, could I make calls with Skype Mobile? It sounds like the app routes the call over the voice network regardless of whether you're calling a Skype contact or a real phone, so getting the international data plan wouldn't help. Just wondering if anyone has any details on how this works and how it gets billed, thanks.
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Sorry if this has been answered before, but I didn't see it discussed on the forums I've checked nor does Verizon's Skype page this. If I travel abroad with my Tour 9630 and enable the international data plan, could I make calls with Skype Mobile? It sounds like the app routes the call over the voice network regardless of whether you're calling a Skype contact or a real phone, so getting the international data plan wouldn't help. Just wondering if anyone has any details on how this works and how it gets billed, thanks.
No, It will not work outside Verizon network, include aboard and roaming on other network. It is under "Help" menu under the Skype Mobile.
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