Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    136,984
  • Date Added:
    September 05, 2014
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Skype for iPhone brings the iconic service to your mobile device, so you can take advantage of it no matter where you are. Keep in touch with your Skype contacts or use the service to connect with friends on traditional telephone service using your Skype Credit.

Pros

Widely used: Calls to any other Skype users are free, no matter where they are in the world. And since so many people use the service, there are probably quite a few of your contacts you can reach this way.

Not just Wi-Fi: Unlike FaceTime or some other services that provide free video calling, Skype can be used for Video Chat over cellular networks, as well as Wi-Fi. That means you can see the person you're talking to no matter how you or they are connected, and less coordination is required.

Direct call and SMS: If you do want to call someone through Skype who doesn't use the service or who isn't logged in, you can call their regular phone or utilize SMS using Skype Credit at decently low rates. These rates vary depending on your location and that of the person you're calling, but it makes it possible to connect with anyone, anywhere at a reasonable cost.

Cons

Ad interference: There are some rather intrusive banner ads located between the header and the main interface on the Contacts and Chat pages that are easy to hit by accident or mistake for part of the app. While ads are an expected part of a free service like this, the placement of these ads does take away from the user experience a bit.

Bottom Line

Skype works well, and its wide adoption makes it an excellent option for keeping in touch with just about anyone. The app works well, so whether you're a long-time Skype user who wants to start using it on a mobile device, or you're investigating the service for the first time, you won't be disappointed.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 10

  • 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

    2873764536

    Cons

    23847564838

    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 5.4
    Start a group audio call from your iPhone.
    Turn a chat, an audio call or a video call into a group audio call with up to four people.
    General
    Publisher Skype
    Publisher web site http://skype.com/
    Release Date September 05, 2014
    Date Added September 05, 2014
    Version 5.4
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iPhone OS 4.x, iOS
    Additional Requirements Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name id304878510
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 136,984
    Downloads Last Week 10
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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