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Skype and the Storm
DreadPirateJeff

With the recently pushed Skype app to my storm (and having never used Skype before) and me getting ready to go to Europe for a week for work, I had some questions that hopefully someone can answer here...

 

1: since I have a Storm 1, is the skype app using the 3G system for calls, or will it eat up voice minutes (at a horrible roaming rate too).

2: Can I set up a Skype account, buy some credits and then call my home landline from Europe using Skype without paying the 1.29 roaming per minute voice rates?

3: How well does Skype work over 3G? I'm assuming that newer BBs with Wi-Fi work better, but is Skype on a Storm 1 usable?

 

The real point is that I'm trying to find a way that I can call home while on business travel internationally... what's the best option for this?

 

Cheers
Jeff

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Re: Skype and the Storm
JB21386
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DreadPirateJeff wrote:

With the recently pushed Skype app to my storm (and having never used Skype before) and me getting ready to go to Europe for a week for work, I had some questions that hopefully someone can answer here...

 

1: since I have a Storm 1, is the skype app using the 3G system for calls, or will it eat up voice minutes (at a horrible roaming rate too).

2: Can I set up a Skype account, buy some credits and then call my home landline from Europe using Skype without paying the 1.29 roaming per minute voice rates?

3: How well does Skype work over 3G? I'm assuming that newer BBs with Wi-Fi work better, but is Skype on a Storm 1 usable?

 

The real point is that I'm trying to find a way that I can call home while on business travel internationally... what's the best option for this?

 

Cheers
Jeff


 

1 - If you using the skype app, its using the data network so it does not use any of your minutes. 

2- With the skype BlackBerry app, you can only call other skype accounts, not land lines or cell phones. Those call will be routed to your device and you will be changed

3 - While I don't have a Storm, I use skype daily on my BlackBerry Curve. I find it works pretty good, only  few minor issues. It also only works over the network, no WifI support. 

 

I think you best bet would be to see if you can set up  skype account for people back home to use and have them download it. Then you can make calls back with out being charged. 

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