calling thru skype

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  1. wuwear

    wuwear New Member
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    im a new g1 owner and i have heard that you can call anyone thru the data plan instead of using your minutes. Is this true? if so how? and what are some concerns and limitations to doing this?
     

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  2. Ageless Stranger

    Ageless Stranger Well-Known Member
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    Finally!

    Skype lite is on the market!!!!
     
  3. philje123

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    Just read through the info on the skype site... only the instant messaging uses the data plan... calls use your call allowance with your network by the looks.

    Phil
     
  4. Ageless Stranger

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    Yeah I noticed that too, waste of time installing it.
     
  5. philje123

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    Depends how much you use skype messages etc.

    I know a few people with three skype phones so will be handy for that and will allow calling to different countries for the cost of a local call (will just come off free minutes) and its certainly a bit smoother and sleeker than the iSkoot app that I had before.

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  6. erickn

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    This is more trouble than its worth, but couldn't you design an app to use your G1 as a WiFi router and use a skype phone to make your calls?
     
  7. m0rk

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    is skype lite a genuine skype app?

    I don't fancy inputting my username & PW into an unknown public app
     
  8. cubby27

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    It is definitely Skype. I downloaded it yesterday, put in my username and password, and it showed me my online contacts. I could have dialed or texted any of them quite easily.

    Of course, I was hoping to use this kind of application while overseas, using a wifi connection to make a call, as I would using a laptop. Apparently this program won't do that with our G1s. So taking the laptop along will be necessary after all. Not a huge deal, it just would have been handy on the G1.
     
  9. bestivo

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    Kinda lame in a way that you can't use voip ...... :( Still good in some cases - cheap overseas calls (you can also use calling card for this) or almost free calls to somebody on skype (just using your minutes but almost everyone has unlimited night & weeknds).

    This is true not just for the G1 but also for all the other phones which got Skype Light Beta (java version)
     

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