Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:13 UTC
Apple The news just broke that Apple has rejected the official upcoming Google Voice application, and stopped distributing the third party "GV" application, an app that was previously authorized. Read on for a quick commentary, from the point of view of not an Apple or Google fangirl, but from someone who genuinely appreciates VoIP SIP (even if Google Voice itself is not VoIP, read on). For those who have read my blog over the years, would probably remember my VoIP-related rants since 2005. UPDATE: A more direct, more personal, reply from me to Apple and AT&T.
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Free ride
by Blackhouse on Tue 28th Jul 2009 07:36 UTC
Blackhouse
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why Skype gets a free ride on the iPhone?!?

From what I understand about economics and enterprise politics, very little is gained for free: Skype probably came with an offer Apple couldn't refuse.

Edited 2009-07-28 07:36 UTC

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RE: Free ride
by jrlah on Tue 28th Jul 2009 07:46 in reply to "Free ride"
jrlah Member since:
2005-08-09

Skype calls on iPhone work only when you are connected to a WiFi network. If cellular network is all that is avvailable, you have no choice than to use AT&T or whatever is your mobile provider in the rest of the world. Some providers like German T-mobile even tried to block Skype via WiFi.

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RE[2]: Free ride
by jhoo on Tue 28th Jul 2009 12:23 in reply to "RE: Free ride"
jhoo Member since:
2006-03-24

Skype calls on iPhone work only when you are connected to a WiFi network.


Are you sure that is the case? I think in the UK you can use Skype over the cellular provider (O2). Perhaps it is different in the UK because Three is promoting their unlimited (and very cheap*) Skype service very heavily.

* i.e. you buy a pay-and-go phone and you can use Skype forever without paying a penny more.

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