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Skype - mobile to mobile without using minutes.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by waynoiam, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. waynoiam

    waynoiam New Member
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    How can I use Skype to make a mobile to mobile call and not use my verizon minutes. I have friends that are doing this with the Samsung Omnia II on verizon and everyone I know with an IPhone on att is able to do it. When I try to make a mobile to mobile call a box pops up and says have to use verizon minutes. I also paid for the mobilie to mobile plan on Skype

    And help????


    Wayne
     

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  2. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member
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    I thought Skype to Skype calls over wi-fi are supported on iPhone. I could be wrong...

    I thought Fring could help you in this regard, but I do not have the technical details. I use GV for free calls.
     
  3. hunta

    hunta Well-Known Member
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    +1 for fring
     
  4. jrhughes

    jrhughes Active Member
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    When I was using Skype on my Blackberry, it used both Data and Minutes
    to make calls. Now that I migrated over to an Android Device, I use TiKL
    from the Market.

    It supports both Android and iPhone devices plus it's free and only uses
    data. Just a thought for you and your friends if you need an alternative
    means of contact.
     
  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member
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    Verizon and Skype partnered, so it's hard to say what they did. Can you select wifi and turn off Verizon? How did you set up Skype? What phone do you have?
    I've used it on both Symbian and now Android. Neither used minutes or plan.
    But I'm GSM, not CDMA.
    Your problem sounds like TMobile's UMA. If you have UMA, it's wifi, but uses TM services so you use minutes - even on your own router. It's built into the phone. So your wifi might just be hooked into Verizon's services by the phone mfg.

    Z
     
  6. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Well-Known Member
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    When I used the skype app loaded on the phone by verizon it would not let me make wifi calls. When I rooted, deleted the verizon version of skype, and installed the "real" version from the market I was then able to make wifi calls with skype.
     

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