1. trick202's Avatar
    SO, May has been and gone and the promised Skype app has not materialised.

    Does anyone have the scoop?

    Are they still doing it?
    07-22-09 03:26 PM
  2. NexUsandThem's Avatar
    Not too sure. I have been waiting since May (its advertised release) and now not a peep. I do not understand the delay myself.
    07-22-09 03:32 PM
  3. lazerus's Avatar
    Not yet...soon tho.
    07-22-09 03:33 PM
  4. trick202's Avatar
    Hope so.

    People advise me to go for a third party app, but why bother? Skype will be official, supported, and best of all FREE!

    It worked great for me on my iPhone and on symbian - makes no sense as to why BB users would be left in the cold!
    07-22-09 03:44 PM
  5. lazerus's Avatar
    It will be huge on the BB, and I know they're close to a release.
    07-22-09 04:02 PM
  6. jake.sadie's Avatar
    So, when this does get released, making a skype to skype call to a friend overseas will cost me minutes from my calling plan, not data from the data plan? And, given that my friend is overseas, will it be international rates? Just trying to figure this out before I decide to continue paying attention to the eventual release of the app. Thanks!
    07-23-09 08:18 AM
  7. Mystic205's Avatar
    that is correct..i think..

    my understanding is that you use minutes to call the server, who then makes the call out.. you would also pay any skypeout charges..tho zero in the case of skype/skype calls..

    So its good for those with limited minutes, but even with sprint i can call the UK for 5c/min so it wont save me much and its not such a great boon while travelling tho..you have to call a local server...and since it is these roaming rates that are the big bucks skype isnt any help to me..

    So, when this does get released, making a skype to skype call to a friend overseas will cost me minutes from my calling plan, not data from the data plan? And, given that my friend is overseas, will it be international rates? Just trying to figure this out before I decide to continue paying attention to the eventual release of the app. Thanks!
    07-23-09 08:42 AM
  8. r.pad's Avatar
    that is correct..i think..

    my understanding is that you use minutes to call the server, who then makes the call out.. you would also pay any skypeout charges..tho zero in the case of skype/skype calls..
    Really? You can do that manually now through Skype To Go. I was hoping the official Skype app would be all data.

    If it does use a dial-in number then Google Voice seems much better, since the rates are much lower (to the countries I call, anyway).
    07-23-09 09:55 AM
  9. trick202's Avatar
    For me, I want it for the chat function, and the ability to see who is online from my work contacts (we use skype a lot).

    My "landline" office number is also a skypein number, so I should be able to accept calls.

    With regards to calling out, I was kind of hoping that wi-fi would do the trick? There's plenty of it about here in the UK nowadays.
    07-23-09 10:10 AM
  10. aristile's Avatar
    Yea, I'm pretty sure Skype does everything over a WiFi connection therefore it would not use up data or voice minutes.
    07-23-09 10:22 AM
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