Skype 2.0 ready for iPhone, but calling isn’t free.
Skype finally announced that their 2.0 is ready for iPhone, which comes with support for 3G calls. But there’s a catch. Apparently Skype-to-Skype calls will be free, until end of August 2010. After that, there will be a ‘small monthly fee’ for Skype-to-Skype calls, alongside the operator data charges.
Sad case indeed, but never mind that, we should start blasting our iPhones with it now, since the summer’s here.
“Upgrades / improvements include:
- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.
- Enhanced call quality indicator.
- Improved start-up time.
- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.”