I just had a hour phone conversation with 3 the network for charging me for using skype.
Basically, I have the HTC Desire HD, Skype on 3.
Skype is free to make free SKYPE to SKYPE calls
Skype requires Data to connect to Skype - which is part of data allowance, not the "skype to skype" call part...
My question was - HOW CAN IT BE FREE, if your charging me for data. their response was, they provide you will a little extra data allowance to cover this. BUT the moment you go other your allowance (in my case, 3GB) normal data allowance charges occur (in my case, 5hours = £18, I WAS ASLEEP! not in a call, just connected on standby)
My next question was, on my old phone, Nokia e63 I had only 10MB data added to my plan. their response was, the Nokia uses a different connecting method - therefore no data was needed to connect to skype, unlike the HTC.
Skype on three (which is a special app made for three) cannot be used over WiFi - you can download Skype lite - but Three will not provide support for that.
So to end. Skype can be used on HTC. as long as you have some data remaining, its free to use (and your data will not decrease), but the moment you run out of data (i.e. too much video watching) you will be charged at the normal data rate.
ahhh and with the new take over... skype will be changing to Microsoft Skype.
This means alot of changes. Perhaps no more skype on three (although, three has signed a contract several years ago)
but could also mean more methods of communicated, skype to xbox live kinect?
Originally Posted by jamor
What is skype using? I'm confused - all the ratings in the market are absolutely awful because they claim it goes against international minutes.
I wanted it to use it through wifi or my unlimited data package but that doesn't seem to be the case.
This is really confusing can anyone clarify what Skype is using?
My dad has an iPhone and he can use it through Wifi - but all the android reviews say we can't use it for Wifi. Why would they do that?