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SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
datrouper
Newbie

I would like to know if Verizon will now allow (as AT&T does) a Skype app that will use 3g and Wifi to make regular and video calls bypassing Verizon's network.  As I understand it, it just uses the 3g data or Wifi data (internet) network.  If Verizon wants to be competitive, they need to do this soon!  And with their 4g system coming, it should be even more possible.  Any ideas to get Verizon's attention?

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
AZSALUKI
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don't know? i wasn't even aware that verizon offered any phones with a front facing cam to even make video calls? also, i thought the skype app was exclusive to verizon.....didn't know you could even use skype with at&t????

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
Ann154
Super User
Super User
Actually there are two Skype applications in the market. One for Verizon and another for the rest of the world (or is it just the USA?).

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
crb79
Specialist

 


datrouper wrote:

I would like to know if Verizon will now allow (as AT&T does) a Skype app that will use 3g and Wifi to make regular and video calls bypassing Verizon's network.  As I understand it, it just uses the 3g data or Wifi data (internet) network.  If Verizon wants to be competitive, they need to do this soon!  And with their 4g system coming, it should be even more possible.  Any ideas to get Verizon's attention?


 

Don't confuse this with Skype on vzw phones.  This is SKYPE VIDEO that you are referring to.  

 

AT&T currently only allows video to video chat over wifi, they are going to allow it over 3G now.  The main downside is AT&T's network couldn't handle video to video over 3G during their own testing of their Facetime App.  So it's likely it will still be limited to wifi due to insane lag.

 

Skype mobile is still exclusive to the Verizon network.

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
Ann154
Super User
Super User

crb79 wrote:

 

 

Don't confuse this with Skype on vzw phones.  This is SKYPE VIDEO that you are referring to.  

 

AT&T currently only allows video to video chat over wifi, they are going to allow it over 3G now.  The main downside is AT&T's network couldn't handle video to video over 3G during their own testing of their Facetime App.  So it's likely it will still be limited to wifi due to insane lag.

 

Skype mobile is still exclusive to the Verizon network.


I don't know what you are looking at, but I see two versions available.

http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/05/skype-available-in-android-market-for-all-devices/

 

 

 

Skype.jpg

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
crb79
Specialist

 


Ann154 wrote:

crb79 wrote:

 

 

Don't confuse this with Skype on vzw phones.  This is SKYPE VIDEO that you are referring to.  

 

AT&T currently only allows video to video chat over wifi, they are going to allow it over 3G now.  The main downside is AT&T's network couldn't handle video to video over 3G during their own testing of their Facetime App.  So it's likely it will still be limited to wifi due to insane lag.

 

Skype mobile is still exclusive to the Verizon network.


I don't know what you are looking at, but I see two versions available.

http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/05/skype-available-in-android-market-for-all-devices/

 

 

 

Skype.jpg


You're correct in that Skype now is open to all networks.  However the Skype Video is what the OP is referring to with At&t being over wifi.

 

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Re: SKYPE VIDEO APP THAT USES 3G AND WIFI
Wildman
Legend

This really isn't a factor anyway with all the data restrictions, if you skype video I guarantee you are going to exceed the data limits anyway so what's the point to do it on 3G or 4G in that case.

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