Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Skype available on iPhone

We've all heard of the Skype software program allowing us to connect with people using your computer. Now you can download the Skype iPhone Application from Apple's iTunes store for free.

Connected to a WiFi zone, this app let's you make free calls and send instant messages to anyone else on Skype. You can call non-Skype users abroad at low rates. If you have a mobile data connection (Edge or 3G) you can send instant messages only.

Like the desktop software version of Skype, you an see when your contacts are online and available. Since the app is essentially a dumbed down version, there is no video capability. This wouldn't work well anyways as the camera and screen are on opposite sides of the iPhone.

Skype also has a Skype To Go number that you can read more about here.

As well as launching this app for the iPhone/iPod Touch and Windows Mobile phones, there is a Skype Lite version for the Android, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola products too.

I think they've done a Kick Butt job of making it easy to keep in touch when on the go!


  1. Great news about Skype now on the iPhone. I wondered why Apple didn't put the camera on the front with the 3GS just for this reason! Could it even support video streaming for Skype?

  2. From what I've read it would be able to support it, but maybe the bigger issue is that if the camera/video was on the front, it would be difficult to see the function buttons on the screen while pointing it in another direction.

    Maybe the iPhone 4GS will have it?