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Skype for iPhone

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.17.1
  • Total Downloads:
    147,313
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review

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With Skype for iPhone, you can talk to friends and colleagues through audio, video, or text.

Pros

Multiple communication options: Skype lets you communicate through video and voice calling; text, emoji, photo, or video messaging; or simply sharing your location.

Easy navigation: The familiar tab-based navigation bar along the bottom makes it easy to switch between your recent activity, contacts, and account info. It's also simple to swap between your call and messaging screen to share content with your caller or others while you chat. Just press the messaging button on the top right to begin messaging. If you find that your own video screen is in your way while you chat, swipe it to the side to see your contact better or multitask more easily.

Free Skype-to-Skype calling: Video and voice calling to your Skype contacts are free. If you would like to place a call to a mobile number or landline that is not already affiliated with Skype, then you must buy credit in-app first.

Group chat: When you're on a call, tap the + button to add more people.

Enhanced search: Use the search bar atop the Recent and Contacts tabs to find contacts, groups, and conversations.

Cons

iOS 7 required: Skype for iPhone's latest update requires that you have iOS 7 or later. Otherwise, you're stuck with a previous version of Skype.

Bottom Line

As attractive as it is useful, Skype for iPhone is a must-have communication app.

 
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1 stars

"Doesn't work without wifi"

October 10, 2013  |  By Rydell86

2013-10-10 16:21:08  |  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

2011-06-09 09:34:00  |  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

2011-03-14 05:08:23  |  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

2010-06-26 07:52:01  |  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

2010-06-15 12:23:11  |  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

2010-04-16 04:45:50  |  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

2010-01-13 06:01:42  |  By morphingstation

 |  Version: Skype for iPhone 1.2

Pros

2873764536

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

2009-07-10 16:43:53  |  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

2009-04-14 15:03:32  |  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

2009-03-31 02:40:54  |  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 6.17.1
Welcome to Skype 6.17.1 for iPhone. We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging heres whats new in this update:- Add new friends by opening your Contacts, tapping 'Invite friends to Skype' and selecting who you want to join.- Improvements to voice and video call quality.- Fixed bug that prevented some users to automatically sign in.Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date March 31, 2009
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 6.17.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 99.35MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 147,313
Downloads Last Week 215
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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