Skype for iOS Now Allows 2-Way HD Video Calls for iPhone 5S Users


If you’re using the iPhone 5s and live within Skype, you’ll be happy to know an update today has introduced two-way HD video calling. Also new is the ability to receive chat message when Skype is not open plus chat messages now sync faster across your devices.

What’s New in Version 4.17
Two-way HD video calls are now supported on the iPhone 5S.
Receive chat messages even when Skype is closed.
Chat messages now sync much faster across all your devices.

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Last August Skype for iOS brought HD video calls to the iPhone 5 and iPad 4.

Also, with a monthly Skype subscription, users can make unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in the USA and Canada for $2.99 per month. This is handy when you’re traveling in the USA or worldwide (or don’t have a Canadian long distance plan) and have a Wi-Fi or data connection to call home.

Click here to download Skype for iPhone—it’s free.


  • Mark Roberts

    If I could only pay just for data on my phone…

  • Yep. I imagine those with cellular iPads are loving Skype subscriptions.

  • Mark Roberts

    Ever hear of anyone carry around iPad Minis and use them as phones? I guess I could do that.

  • Just use a headset and not slam the thing against the side of your face 🙂

  • Graham

    I do this with pay-as-you-go on Rogers. Of course you need your friends to only call you via a data app though.

  • Paul L.

    Closest thing I found is Koodo’s prepaid with boosters. I pay $15/month base for unlimited text. Then, I add a booster. And, I have a voice booster, but it is not required. Text is useful for friends not on iMessage. And, with my usage, my net cost per month is only about $20-$25. Just FYI.