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Old 05-11-2007, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default IM+ for Skype Sofwtare is released. Beta-testers are awarded!

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We are glad to inform you that IM+ for Skype Software is already released.
Now IM+ for Skype Software works without Desktop Service on your computer.

IM+ for Skype Software is a mobile application that enables voice and text communication with other Skype users and provides cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles.

Many thanks to all beta-testers who have helped us with improving IM+ for Skype Software!
10 of them are awarded with free unlimited licences. Here are their names:
Jason J Cheng
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Eli Barash
Shurajit Gopal
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Download is free. You can use IM+ for Skype Software in trial mode for 7 days.

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Old 05-11-2007, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Works great for skype text, but seems to kill my battery.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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too bad it uses your cell phone minutes when someone calls your skype number. Rim needs to give up the code so VOIP can be used on the Blackberries better.
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Works great for skype text, but seems to kill my battery.
Our developers will investigate this situation.
Hope battery consumption could be improved in next versions.

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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too bad it uses your cell phone minutes when someone calls your skype number. Rim needs to give up the code so VOIP can be used on the Blackberries better.
Let's clarify this situation.
Skype calls are redirected as incoming to your Blackberry. If you pay or not for incoming calls, it depends on tariff policy of your mobile provider.

Skype protocol is not public, so it is not possible for 3rd party applications to transfer voice for free as Skype native client does. So there is a choice between VOIP and SkypeOut for voice transfer.
IM+ for Skype Software uses SkypeOut to transfer voice data over this wireless network, which ends up being rather cost-efficient if compared to Voice over IP (VoIP). With VoIP the GPRS charge would be much higher than the charge with SkypeOut.
Furthermore, the call quality is better when you use SkypeOut rather than VoIP.
So, overall, VoIP would generate much traffic and would not guarantee good call quality, whereas communications through SkypeOut generates little GPRS traffic and provides a quality conversation.

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Old 05-13-2007, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone got it to work on cingular? I have an 8800 and only the IM works, the autoconfig wont work. Sent to support a few days ago but haven't heard anything. My guess is there will be no response until after the 7 day trial. The support is horrible
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone got it to work on cingular? I have an 8800 and only the IM works, the autoconfig wont work. Sent to support a few days ago but haven't heard anything. My guess is there will be no response until after the 7 day trial. The support is horrible
You need to enable TCP/IP on your Blackberry in order to use IM+ for Skype Software.
Go to Options -> Advanced Options ->TCP (on other models could be Options -> TCP or Tools -> TCP)
You settings should be as following:
APN: wap.cingular
Username: [email address]
Password: CINGULAR1

NOTE: The APN above MUST be lowercase and the Username and Password
above MUST be in ALL CAPS.

Then please restart IM+ for Skype Software, start Autoconfigurator and wait until it finishes.


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Old 05-17-2007, 05:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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tried it last night....

wow..... burns my skype credits faster than my gsm provider calling rate.....
also drains the battery pretty fast too......
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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We have recently updated our FAQ section.
Here you can find more information about IM+ for Skype Software:
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You need to enable TCP/IP on your Blackberry in order to use IM+ for Skype Software.
Go to Options -> Advanced Options ->TCP (on other models could be Options -> TCP or Tools -> TCP)
You settings should be as following:
APN: wap.cingular
Username: [email address]
Password: CINGULAR1

NOTE: The APN above MUST be lowercase and the Username and Password
above MUST be in ALL CAPS.

Then please restart IM+ for Skype Software, start Autoconfigurator and wait until it finishes.


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And what settings are for T-Mobile USA ?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And what settings are for T-Mobile USA ?
T-Mobile USA
APN: wap.voicestream.com
Username: Your T-MOBILE Username
Password: Your T-MOBILE Password
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APN internet2.voicestream.com
Username/password fields are blank


Settings for other wireless carriers are posted on our Web-site:
SHAPE Services - FAQ section - BlackBerry TCP settings page
and on our WAP-site:
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm getting spammed by Skype weird-o's every day on my BlackBerry, and this never happens on my home Skype.
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I'm getting spammed by Skype weird-o's every day on my BlackBerry, and this never happens on my home Skype.
You can prohibit this.

In IM+ for Skype Software please go to Settings / Incoming Message Notification and uncheck "Allow messages from non Contact list users".



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Old 05-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I had to give up using im+ as it drained my battery in 1/2 a day when it normally lasts 3 days. I was using im+ for LCS. I don't even go near the skype version.

I'm using Jivetalk now...no skype, but works nice and doesn't drain my battery at all.

Also, I've sent many emails to shape services for support and they never respond.
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Sorry but I had never had that box checked.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Sorry but I had never had that box checked.
We have just released new version 2.3.1.
Please update and check if problem persists.
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