In a proper 2.0 update to the ever popular Skype app for iPhone, the makers of Skype have finally allowed all of Skype’s features to work over AT&T’s shoddy 3G network service. Skype-to-Skype user calls will be free on 3G service till August 2010; and afterwards there will be a small “fee”. The fee for a Skype feature usually used for free sounds a bit lame, but still, there’s nothing you can argue with Skype 2.0 now working on your iPhone, on virtually non-existent AT&T 3G service.
What’s New in Version 2.0.0
Upgrades / improvements include:
- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.
- Enhanced call quality indicator.
- Improved start-up time.
- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.