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General Verizon Skype For Eris next month!! - What r the benefits?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aleis, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. aleis

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  2. NKT

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    Skype to Skype call are free. Meaning if you have a friend on another network running Skype, those calls won't come out of your monthly minutes.
     
  3. doogald

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    International calls over Skype are cheaper than Verizon rates as well.
     
  4. gtbensley

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    This will be very cool I think.
     
  5. Yosef

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    Yes, it's true Skype will not use up your Verizon Minutes. However, the reason it won't use your minutes is that it only works using your WiFi Connection, which is data. So, to use Skype you will have to find a WiFi location that you can connect to. That means, your wireless router at home, the airport, Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc. It only makes sense if your at home or you purposely plan on going to a WiFi location to make international calls. :eek:
     
  6. NKT

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    Then why did they announce that you'll be able to do it via 3G? This will allow you to use Skype anywhere you get a 3G signal, not just WiFi.
     
  7. spartan141

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    What about Skype to noble. How will this work.
     
  8. ScarcelyAware

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    I can see skype working for those of us who have a tendancy to go over our minutes before or cycle date. It'd be kinda like a backup parachute for us. Any backup is nice. this is all assuming they allow use over 3g.

    -using Swype
     
  9. AdrianC14

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    Will it be free?
     
  10. Gattaca714

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    I believe it also means that you can talk and surf the web at the same time. Something that AT&T really showed in their commercials.
     
  11. NKT

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    Why would they say "Calling over 3G" if they wouldn't allow it?
     
  12. Caddyman

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    it will be enabled via 3g, one big plus i see is you might be able to do a video call, except you need to put a mirror on your phone so you can record yourself and see the screen.
     
  13. ErisDroid?

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    Here is the link to the story

    Verizon Wireless and Skype Join Forces To Create A Global... -- BARCELONA, Spain; BASKING RIDGE, N.J.; and LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ --

    The basic just of this is that Skype-to-Skype calls will be free (as it's always been) and available overt the 3G network. Yosef is correct when he (or she) says that it's only available by WiFi, it is, for now. Just like the Eris upgrading to 2.x, good things come to those that wait. It's sounds like these two things are coming about the same time, in March (since the end of march is the end of the first quarter).
     
  14. cmack

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    Lol, I can only imagine the AT&T commercial.
     
  15. lessit

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    I believe the announcement said that Verizon-Skype will ONLY run over 3G, not WiFi. Reason is that Verizon wants to sell more data plans. Allowing Skype over Wifi would canabalize their calling plans. I think they also said that while Skype to Skype is free (other than the requisite data plan) Skype to regular phone is charged against call plan minutes. Details remain to be seen.
     
  16. aleis

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    def for ONLY 3g. though obviously you could use it now over wifi if u know where to look for the app ;)
     
  17. smacky

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    This just made all your Google Voice invites worthless.
     
  18. OfTheDamned

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    I don't know about that.
     
  19. NKT

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    Do you use GV?
     
  20. Haywire

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    You can text with google voice.. Dunno if you can with skype
     
  21. OfTheDamned

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    I use it for visual voicemail right now. My girlfriend has it set as a second number though and it works great for business calls.
     
  22. OfTheDamned

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    Skype is more like instant messaging than texting and it won't work with regular text messages. It would be cool if it did though.
     
  23. NKT

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    I've never used Skype or GV. Are those features not available from Skype? What other advantages does GV offer?
     
  24. OfTheDamned

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    I use skype to talk to friends in other countries. It is great for overseas communication, but it won't really replace what google is doing with google voice domestically.

    GV - Text, voicemail and domestic calls
    Skype - IM and international calls
     
  25. aleis

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    i think this is a threat to GV...
    cause skype does text...does voip...vzw has visual vm...
    you get a skype number and you can buy skype credits.
    google voice does still have its advantages.
    it was built from the ground up to work with a cell phone unlike skype.
    skype has a bigger name obviously (in terms of the name Skype vs Google Voice). if skype makes an app thats mobile centric and change alot of features in favor of mobile...google voice would have a serious contender.
     

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