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  1. Eckyx

    Eckyx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just got my first android phone, loving it!

    I have a question about skype. Since I'm keeping my phone off the networks, is there any way to use skype mobile? It tells me it can't find my number (I don't have one) and closes immediately. Can I just get a skype number, like on the desktop client? Is this how the carriers prevent free calling? Is there a workaround or alternative?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member

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    Skype currently works by using your data connection, so you'll need an account/number with Verizon (which is the only network it works on atm).
     
  3. Ak17

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    Well, it works on 3 in the UK too. You could always use Nimbuzz and set it to use your Skype credit, etc. but again that will incur data charges unless you're on a WiFi network.
     
  4. Eckyx

    Eckyx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, there is no workaround for getting free skype-to-skype calls, for instance, over wifi? I need a Verizon number and dataplan?
     
  5. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

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    Not yet. An official universal Skype app is due out before the end of 2010. It's supposed to support video calling as well.
     
  6. Eckyx

    Eckyx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What do android tablet users do? And iPod touch users?
     
  7. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Yes, you can do that with Nimbuzz over Wi-Fi.
     
  8. jayb9886

    jayb9886 New Member

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    Draiko Do you know if it will be included in the next upgrade due shortly
     
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    jamesreilly Banned

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    Cool! Does Nimbuzz provide blackberry edition? One of my friends have similar problems.
     
  10. raihan

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    Nimbuzz for BlackBerry doesn't have VoIP feature. Meaning, you can't use voice calls using Nimbuzz. Considering BB's API, Nimbuzz won't get VoIP features any sooner.
     
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    jamesreilly Banned

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    Got it! Thank you, raihan!

    I guess sooner or later, most people would switch to Android.
     

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