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Skype for iPhone and iPod Touch is here

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 30, 2009 in Technology
You can now make local and international calls on your iPhone via Skype’s VoIP client. Long distance calls are made via Wi-Fi networks available near your area.
Skype is phone tool for computer user that allows anyone to make both local and long distance calls at rates much cheaper than other phone providers. While there can sometimes be quality issues, the overall service is quite good.
Skype will soon be available for the Apple iPhone but calls are restricted to Wi-Fi networks (just like other third-party services such as the chat service called Fring). The Wall Street Journal says Apple's terms of service for software distributed through its iPhone App Store "forbid Skype from accessing the AT&T 3G data network," and Apple did not return a request for comment.
So being Wi-Fi only, you'll have to make VoIP calls at home, work or at a cafe with a Wi-Fi network. The quality of the calls will depend on the network available.
A similar application is already available for Windows Mobile and Google Android operating systems.
The Skype for iPhone link is not yet available through iTunes but it should appear in the next few days (I will add the link as soon as it's available).
The application looks just like any other iPhone application, and you can chat as well as make calls to other Skype others via this iPhone application. Cnet.com has reviewed the application and gives it mixed reviews.
You can also use this App on the iPod Touch but you will need a headset with a microphone to talk.
You cannot buy Skype credits directly from the application, nor make a conference call. Also, you cannot transfer a file while chatting through the iPhone.
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