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Old 01-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is currently no SKYPE BB client available. I suggest a search on "SKYPE" because there are a couple imitations suck as ISkoot or something like that.

Generally a PDA/Smartphone doesn't have the processing power, memory or bandwidth for decent VoIP voice calls.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am using iSkoot on my curve and it has been working great. Installation was flawless, had all my contacts listed. No problems with chatting, skype to skype or skype out.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Generally a PDA/Smartphone doesn't have the processing power, memory or bandwidth for decent VoIP voice calls.
That is a myth. I just read the other day that RIM had created their own Skype app that worked quite nicely. However, it was killed by the voice carriers, ATT, Verizon, etc.
To see that VOIP works on the mobile platform and 3g, check out RIM's own VOIP system, that I think runs on a BES.
hxxp naDOTblackberry.com/eng/services/blackberry_mvs

To assist in the question about making cheap international calls, you don't need Skype anymore. You can make calls to about 35 countries, and growing, for the price of a local call. Just go to
hxxp wwwDOTtalkster.com on your desktop
hxxp freeDOTtalkster.com on your phone

This is the company that powers Google Talk and there are no catches other than you have to enter in the specific phone number you'll be calling from and to, landline or mobile is ok. Do this once and you're set for life.
Call Europe, China, etc. for just regular airtime.
Hope this helps.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Another service that is similar to the "Talkster" mentioned in the previous post is "Rebtel".
It covers over 100 countries, compared to 35 countries covered by the Talkster.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't forget there's also IM+ for Skype from Shapeservices. There's a trial available. You can connect over internet or wi-fi, and it supports skype in and out calls. I use it and I must say i'm pretty satisfied with it. Google it to find more info. Ciao
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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To see that VOIP works on the mobile platform and 3g, check out RIM's own VOIP system, that I think runs on a BES.
hxxp naDOTblackberry.com/eng/services/blackberry_mvs
this is NOT voip, it routes calls thru the BES server with add-on equipment and services... this service is unavailable to most common users.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I beleive your carrier has to support UMA.
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