Skype V1.3 iPhone App Update: Landscape, Call Improvements

Just a quick note out there for those people using Skype on their iPhone. If you haven’t already downloaded Skype, it’s one of my favourite iPhone apps. Why? Because it saves me MONEY! How? By installing the tweak 3G Unrestrictor via jailbreaking, I can now use my data plan to make calls over 3G.

This means I can make unlimited calls to Canada/USA for less than $3/month with Skype’s subscription plans. That’s pretty amazing considering Rogers charges you $0.35/minute for long distance within Canada! Anyways, with that being said the Skype team released a much anticipated update yesterday.

Skype Version 1.3 Brings a Few Nice Additions

Here are the changes in Skype 1.3:

  • Landscape mode for chat
  • Hints and Tips (for new users; helpful)
  • Performance improvements
  • Call quality indicator (love this!)
  • Fixed call drop issue when returning to a held Skype call
  • You’ll also notice that the SMS icon looks slightly different too

Skype 1.3 Still Works With 3G Unrestrictor

Previously, some early Skype updates would remove the ability to make calls over 3G. That has all changed with 3G Unrestrictor, which makes it extremely easy to enable ANY app to work over 3G. That being said, I immediately tested a voice call over 3G and everything still works great!

If you’ve had some issues with Skype on the iPhone, don’t wait any longer–go download the update. Until next time, happy calling!

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  • ierick11nov

    pretty good actually I like it… but anyways im still waiting more updates.

  • Dusty

    Great to see updates!

  • icemanyvr

    For some reason I was expecting it to work on 3G this time around, didn't AT&T say they would allow VoiP calling on their network? Natively, not on a JB phone.

  • George

    I have skype and use it occasionally with goog411 on wifi how is the call quality on 3gs and how fast does it eat your data or doesn't take much data,let's just say ur on it for three hours a day on the weekday

  • Xaroc

    Making Calls over 3G using Skype. for a guy like me with only 500Megs of Data per month is this a good idea?
    im not sure how much of a Dent a 3G call would do to my Data pool. can anyone fill me in?
    Thanks ^_~

  • Duc

    After I updated to v1.3 my skype over 3g doesn't work anymore. It was working with v1.2. Anyone with this problem?

  • Bubba

    For a guy who only has a 1gig data plan, is this a feasible amount of data? What im asking is does skype eat allot of data while you are using it?

  • Duc

    @Gary,
    What version of 3g Unrestrictor are you using and what version of mobilesubstrate are you on?? thanks,

    Duc

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    MobileSubstrate: latest version
    3G Unrestrictor: 2.0.2

  • duc

    ok thanks, I am using 3g unrestrictor 2.0.1 and maybe that's the problem.

  • Xaroc

    Making Calls over 3G using Skype. for a guy like me with only 500Megs of Data per month is this a good idea?
    im not sure how much of a Dent a 3G call would do to my Data pool. can anyone fill me in?
    Thanks ^_~

  • Duc

    After I updated to v1.3 my skype over 3g doesn't work anymore. It was working with v1.2. Anyone with this problem?

  • Bubba

    For a guy who only has a 1gig data plan, is this a feasible amount of data? What im asking is does skype eat allot of data while you are using it?

  • Duc

    @Gary,
    What version of 3g Unrestrictor are you using and what version of mobilesubstrate are you on?? thanks,

    Duc

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    MobileSubstrate: latest version
    3G Unrestrictor: 2.0.2

  • duc

    ok thanks, I am using 3g unrestrictor 2.0.1 and maybe that's the problem.