Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    136,716
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required

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Editors' Review

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Skype for iPhone is an app that lets you use the Skype service to send instant messages and make voice calls for free to other Skype users, and to make low-price voice calls to cell phones and landlines around the world. You have to use Wi-Fi to make voice calls--the voice service won't work over 3G mobile networks--but that effectively means free iPhone-to-iPhone calls (using Skype and Wi-Fi), low-cost international calls from and to anywhere in the world (again, with Wi-Fi), and voice calls for iPod Touch users even (with an additional microphone, and while connected to Wi-Fi). Call quality depends on your bandwidth and Wi-Fi connection, but the audio is often even clearer than with conventional calls, especially internationally.

The app's interface is slick and intuitive--arguably more so than the Mac and PC Skype clients--and you can quickly see the status of your contacts, start IM conversations (over Wi-Fi or 3G), add pictures from your phone to contacts (which almost instantly syncs to your computer client, as well), and access your profile and voice mail. At this time, iPhone does not support push notifications, which makes it impossible for Skype calls to get through without the app already running. Still, anyone who would like to cut down on their minutes can have their friends download Skype and talk as long as they want over Wi-Fi. When the iPhone 3.0 update comes out, this app will likely receive a more favorable review.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work without wifi"

October 10, 2013  |  By Rydell86

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 4.9

Pros

-Free
-When on wifi the video and call quality is very good

Cons

-When not on wifi video is impossible and voice will break up and drop within 10-20 seconds.

Summary

This is over a good quality 4G network to a computer based skype (where broadband cable is used) there's no connection speed based problem. It simply does not work over anything but wifi. This has been tried and true on different iphones, 3G, 4G, and an Android phone that was 3G.

Updated on Oct 10, 2013

Should've changed to 2 stars. Apologies. It does work well over wifi.

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2 stars

"What Am I Missing?"

June 09, 2011  |  By salsanotes

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 3.0

Pros

None that I could see

Cons

Couldn't figure out how to use it

Summary

Not like the desktop version

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4 stars

"It's Skype"

March 14, 2011  |  By Nils_Magnus

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 3.0

Pros

less price for int calls

Cons

Unstable connection

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3 stars

"not compatible with iOS4"

June 26, 2010  |  By drc

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Skype 2.0 throws an error when launched on my iP3G newly updated with iOS4. Error indicates that Skype will only run on an unmodified iPhone with 3.1 or 3.2.

Mr Skype - please update your software to be compatible with iOS4.

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4 stars

"No major problems"

June 15, 2010  |  By jbux999

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 2.0

Pros

Nice to have this mobile so I can continue chats while in the car, etc

Cons

No 3G skype to skype calls on AT&T, however, I hear it is coming

Summary

Good product, we'll see where it goes in the future

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1 stars

"Beware"

April 16, 2010  |  By smiles813

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 1.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
We will be traveling and I thought it would be a good idea to try Skype so I encouraged everyone to install on their iPhones and laptops. I set up an account and everything was fine. My 12 yo dd set up an account and within 5 minutes she was hit with extremely lewd male porn. She had all the safeguard in place, too. I did a brief search and now I know, it is a huge problem with Skype. Needless to say, we have all removed Skype.

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3 stars

"1236463637"

January 13, 2010  |  By morphingstation

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 1.2

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"On the iPhone 3GS, Skype hasn't worked well."

July 10, 2009  |  By dnhuch

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 1.1

Pros

Talking for free with my friends and family abroad.

Cons

Iit doesn't work well on iPhone 3GS and ATT should allow a 3G connection with Skype.

Summary

Skype 1.1 doesn't work well on the iPhone 3GS. The online contact list instead of showing only the people online, shows all the contacts from Skype, and it's very difficult to see who is online and who isn't.

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4 stars

"Ok, works however need so improvement ..."

April 14, 2009  |  By joaoneto1

 |  Version: Skype 1.0.1

Pros

Works, but is not perfect. however is good for me, because i make lots of international calls, with this app, i just need to go to a coffee-shop, than check their internet speed, and decided if is good to used the skype.

Cons

you cannot used your '3G'!!! att does not permit it.... that is sucks, becuase my friends, in Brazil used their 3G Networkx

Summary

So far so Good

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1 stars

"Crash and Burn so far"

March 31, 2009  |  By jszlachta

 |  Version: Skype 1.0.1

Pros

Interface looks clean, login is easy, program is responsive

Cons

Been using this app all morning and it's crashed every time, cannot call or chat. It does access your skype phone book but it just crashes and kicks you out to the iPhone desktop. So far, completely non-functional.

Summary

So far it's a completely non functional application - hopefully others will have better luck.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.1
Version 1.3.1 improved stability in few areas.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date April 09, 2010
Date Added April 09, 2010
Version 1.3.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iPhone OS 4.x, iPhone OS 3.x, iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iPhone OS 3.0
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name id304878510
Popularity
Total Downloads 136,716
Downloads Last Week 54
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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