Chapter    6

Using Skype on Mobile Devices

After experimenting with various attempts at using Skype on mobile phones, Skype launched a true Skype application on the iPhone in April 20091. Initially, it only worked over Wi-Fi access points but you could call landline and mobile phone numbers from any Wi-Fi access point worldwide. Subsequent releases and upgrades for mobile devices have delivered:

  • Support for use on wireless carrier networks (using data plans)
  • Skype for Android, iPad, BlackBerry 10, Windows 8 tablets, Windows Phone 8, and Amazon Fire
  • Fully featured chat, including support for SMS messages and edit/remove messages
  • Integration with native contacts on a device
  • Significant reductions in battery drain such that it is not an issue ...

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