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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamo, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. jamo

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    So, I very excitedly downloaded Skype Mobile this morning, and...I'm so pissed. You can't use it over wi-fi! You can't even use it with wi-fi enabled. I was really looking forward to using this next week when I go over to Europe, but now I can't. What a waste...:mad:
     

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  2. NHARRISON1969

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    Yep the app is crap and from what I understand the calls do count against your minutes.
     
  3. jamo

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    Yeah, that is why they won't let you use wi-fi. How ridiculous...that EVO is looking pretty good all of a sudden. Why would Verizon even announce this, for the 1% of the population with relatives abroad? Good job...
     
  4. superdorf

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    You guys should really read the information on how it works... or watch the video from CITA...
     
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  6. Le0_Br4zUc4

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    This is what most people didn't understand yet. Skype Mobile is an application for verizon phones to use over verizon's network, if you use it out of country or WiFi you aren't using the app over verizon's network. It won't work just like you can't use V-Cast and other VZW apps when you're overseas.

    The solution to your problem could maybe be google voice? I believe you will be able to use it in europe over wifi.
     
  7. sbursik

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    From the article on Engadget.....


     
  8. OMJ

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    Google voice on android is not voip and does not work over wifi
     
  9. jamo

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    Quoted from Engadget:
    "Making a call to any other Skype user is handled purely through data, but a call through Skype to a domestic number will suck down your minutes just like any other call."
    I don't really care that much about minutes; I don't use mine anyways. What I do wish is that I could use wifi to make a call, which is pretty much the point of Skype for me.
     
  10. Humpa

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    It does not use minutes when calling a Skype user. But calling a normal US number via Skype is just like calling a normal number from the Phone app - it uses your minutes plan, obviously, otherwise that'd be a pretty big loophole for free calls. :D
     
  11. jfe

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    Half Baked, Half Assed app

    Hopefully they will make some improvements

    The rate to calling Mexico is the same for Skype as Google Voice, so I get no benefits there
     
  12. modestrock

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    God I love how many complainers there are in the smartphone world, like everyone is entitled to everything and it should be free. Why do you think you have a phone/plan? To make calls and communicate via your network.

    Why would they allow an application that rendered part of our contracts null and void? Now we just have the option to talk to those on skype in addition to the many other ways of contacting them.
     
  13. barry99705

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    No, it should just work like the ****ing desktop app works! It'd be nice to be able to use it over wifi so those of us that travel outside the US can call home with skype on the phone instead of skype on our laptops. That's all I use skype for. I've never called a real phone with it.
     
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  14. Durkan

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    Same here Barry, i only use it when i travel so I can call the usa for free over wifi. And people can call me for free from the usa with a skype number. I just tried calling my skype number from a landline phone and the app running on my droid never rang once. This app is just full of fail..
     
  15. superdorf

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    Okay... then don't use it...
     
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    I don't have much to say besides the fact it does not work over wifi is horrible. I hope this gets figured out... I just wish there be an actual skype application soon as I want to get me an EVO.
     
  17. Graz

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  18. superdorf

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    I don't know what you want "figured out"... verizon and Skype agreed to have the app work this way.
     
  19. Le0_Br4zUc4

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    That's incorrect I was in Brazil a week ago and I was able to use google voice over wifi without problem
     
  20. RandolphNY

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    I am still new with my droid, but when they were talking about Skype, were you thinking video conferencing like you do with the laptop?

    I didn't realize until I just tried it, that all you are doing is calling.

    Thoughts?
     
  21. jfe

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    How?

    Just straight Voice?
     
  22. furat

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    that is nonsense its not only don't work on wifi but it required us to disable it, thats mean if we want 24 hours skype (as they promise) we should disable our wifi 24 hours
     
  23. Humpa

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    Yeah, I have absolutely no problems with how they've integrated this app and the services it provides. But they need to come up with a fix so people can still use wifi - that's fine if they don't want skype to use data (or wifi data), but they should be able to come up with a way for a user to use wifi still. I leave my wifi off, so I don't care - but lots of people leave their wifi on.
     
  24. shadowdude777

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    Google bought up Gizmo5 a while ago. It's been quite long and registration still hasn't opened up over there. That's really all I'm waiting for; Gizmo5 with Sipdroid should work well. Apparently they're working on Gizmo5 integration with Google Voice; it really seems like Google wants to give us the ability to get as many free calls as we can! ;)

    EDIT: Hmm, the Skype app says that it currently doesn't work over WiFi. Is that just a useless, fancy word they put in, or does that foreshadow things to come?
     
  25. radikal

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    its the first version of this app, give it time people, rome wasn't built in a day and apps usually aren't perfect as of day 1
     

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