Skype 2 for iPhone adds 3G Call Support

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Skype released Skype 2.0 for the iPhone over the weekend with support making calls over 3G wireless data networks.

Skype-to-Skype calling over 3G networks is free for now, but the company plans to start charging for the service at the end of the year. While that’s bad news for users hoping to get a free ride, it’s still better than Skype’s original plan to start charging for the service this August.

Skype 2.0 also includes several performance improvements and bug fixes. It’s free and is available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.

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Tried it out last night while walking around my neighborhood. The voice quality was very good but it kept dropping the calls every time the iPhone asked if I wanted to join someone’s wifi network. Sure I could turn off that function but I’d rather not auto-join open networks for security reasons. Don’t know if I will pay for this service as is. Also, can’t leave the app and look at other apps while on a call like you can with the phone app.

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