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  1. RTAdams89

    RTAdams89 Well-Known Member
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    First, I am surprised that this hasn't been discussed yet, but the search function here doesn't give me anything relevant. If it has been discussed, please point me to the right thread and delete this one.

    I see that a new Skype will be coming to the Droid's on Verizon's network this Thursday. Apparently it will allow outbound "Skype-Out" calls over the 3G network.

    I have a Skype-Out plan and a Skype number I use for my business. With the new Skype app, will calls people make to my Skype number ring the Skype app on my Droid? If so, will this be a huge battery drain if Skype is constantly waiting for incoming calls?
     

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  2. shrink57

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  3. stevenlong

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    Let up hope it doesn't suck you battery dry like the previous beta version dose.
     
  4. shrink57

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    We won't know until it is here.
     
  5. Durkan

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    i believe we will still have the problem of no voip over wifi. I guess nobody at verizon realizes that alot of people who use skype when they travel out of the country use skype over wifi to make free calls to the usa. I mean why does apple get to have it and we dont? :mad:
     
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  7. panhead_pete

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    Sorry for the newbie question but can I load Skype onto a Legend or Desire and use it in WiFi places to make calls. Im an Aussie living in China and travel a LOT and this would be a huge advantage and Im about to buy a new phone. Wont be on any plans etc like Verizon.
     
  8. Juneau

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    It Doesn't work over WiFi, at least the Droid version. It only works over 3G.
     
  9. panhead_pete

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    Mmmmm this could be a show stopper for picking the droid over an iPhone.... :( :(
     
  10. T-Mobile

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    Verizon Skype is going over standard voice.
     
  11. Durkan

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    Actually the iphone app is better, you can use wifi and those with a skype out number can receive calls on it. This verizon app doesnt accept calls if you call the number, you have to call via another skype for it to ring and no wifi. Basically all your calls in the usa will still use your minutes. So basically this is just a stupid convienience app if you use skype to call internationally. Thats only where this app can possible be useful. I guess those of us who travel abroad are screwed again with no wifi to make free calls back home or receive them.
     
  12. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Newbie
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    Im not worried about Skype to Skype as most of my family and friends dont use it although that would be handy, just being able to dial my contacts and use Skype's cheap rates of VOIP over Wifi... BTW not in the US or using Verizon...

    Is there any alternatives?
     
  13. Fixer1989

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    I most up this thread.
    There's have to be any solution to this gap!!

    Iphone has! why shouldnt we have??
     
  14. fabler

    fabler Android Enthusiast
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    damn.. no voip on android..
     
  15. MoCoTerp

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    Still, why no official Skype for all Android phones?
     
  16. RedSkies

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  17. fabler

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    what about the people leaving outside of US/UK.
     

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