Skype on 3G VoIP – It’s Coming


Just a few days ago, I put up a post about changes to the iPhone OS, stating that VoIP is now good to go over 3G, making programs like Skype good money-saving options for long distance calls and the like. Of course, at the time, Skype had nothing to say about it. Now however, that’s changed.

Yesterday, Skype put up a post on their blog about the changes to the SDK. Here’s a highlight:

You may have seen other apps offering calls over 3G, but we’re holding ours back for a little bit longer. Why? So that we can give you the very best audio quality we can. When our 3G-capable Skype for iPhone app is released, it’ll let you make calls in wideband audio, giving you greater clarity and fidelity – because that’s what you expect from Skype.

Sounds like good news to me. I’ve only used Skype once, but apparently a bunch of my relatives have the program. And now that my wife is just days away from giving birth, I see us using Skype a lot more in the future.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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