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Skype for captivate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sahaj, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. sahaj

    sahaj Newbie
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    Does anybody know how to get Skype on captivate?

    Thanks.
     

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    3rd party apps like Fring or Numbuzz support it. They don't have an official skype app on android right now. Only if you were on Verizon they only have Skype mobile for their customers.
     
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    Hmm. A dedicated third party Skype app would be nice.
     
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    Sorry...

    Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 5:30 AM...

    "Hello fringsters,
    As you may have noticed, Skype has blocked fring. We are very sorry for any convenience this Skype policy has unfairly caused you.

    As loyal fring users, you deserve an explanation: Last week, following the surge in fring video calling traffic, fring service to Skype was temporarily reduced . Unfortunately, Skype and their legal team demanded not to restore your connectivity to Skype via fring.

    Needless to say, we are very disappointed that Skype is now trying to muzzle competition, even at the expense of its own users.

    While we regret Skype's decision to block fring, we are committed to continuing to provide you with market-leading innovation, to keep you in touch with your friends, wherever they are.

    On fring you can freely use the best mobile over internet communication like video calling, calls and chat anywhere (3G/4G/WiFi) on any advanced Smartphone.

    So, if you are frustrated like us with communication barriers, and are just looking for a fun and easy way to stay in touch with your friends on the go, tell them about fring and
    invite your friends to join fring here


    We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to provide you with great mobile innovations.

    Let freedom fring!

    the fringTEAM."
     
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    does Numbuzz still work?
     
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    Yeah, Nimbuzz works, but the voice calls are almost unusable. Chat is really the only thing I can stand to use Nimbuzz for.
     
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    Right, you can install it, but can you actually use it? Skype has blocked access from providers other than Verizon, so when you try to run it it will tell you 'Skype mobile can only be used on Verizon Wireless phones.' Unless you did something else to get it working.
     
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    Even if u can get skype on the captivate wouldn't it be annoying because the camera is on the back of the phone. U would have to get a mirror or something to look at ur screen.
     
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    seems to work fine over my wifi for voice calls.

    I dont recall ever getting a message about it being for verizon only.

    I use marketaccess and my market.
     
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    Just downloaded Skype using my market but when you try to run it you do get a popup "only usable on Verizon" So if someone is getting it to work on a Captivate tell us how!
    Alex
     
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    Skype is used more for cheap or free voice calls then for video.
     
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    I know i was being facecious
     
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    I sideloaded Skype Beta a while back. It only does chat so that is a bummer. It came in handy when my work computer went down and I needed to chat with my boss while working on a project.

    I have both Fring and Google Voice. Google Voice has better quality, is free, and you can have a totally different phone number for.
     

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