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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
does anybody know whether skype phone can be used as normal pay as you go phone, if it does, can it be unlocked so I can use it with voda as well.
is it any good? reception?
thanks
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
i thought it was just for using with a pc? son uses one to USA and likes it.
#2
Yep just a PC phone you can call anywhere in the world PC to PC not mobiles or anything.
#3
Think the op is referring to the 3 skypephone which is a mobile on the three network. Can be used as pay as you go no problem. Not sure about unlocking it though.
#4
Isn't there a Skype mobile now though?
Just noticed the post above :)
#5
jtx
Think the op is referring to the 3 skypephone which is a mobile on the three network. Can be used as pay as you go no problem. Not sure about unlocking it though.


Oh right, you learn something new everyday :)
#6
The 3-Skypephone is bespoke to the 3 network. The software on the phone is a reduced version of the iSkoot software that will allow Skype-to-Skype calls to any other skype user online anywhere in the world for free but it is 'hard coded' to use the 3 data connection on the 3 network.

These 3-Skypephones are excellent for use with Skype-to-Skype calls as the quality of calls is great due to the mobile phone data network being used so there is less scope for call quality issues. The phone itself can be used, and is also sold, as a pay as you go mobile phone on the 3 network.

I've no doubt that as a mobile phone it could be unlocked and there are reports of certain models of the phone being unlocked but I've not seen or heard any reports of the phone being unlocked and still using Skype. Also, I've enquired around a few mobby shops and they have said they didnt do unlocking for it so if you find one then please let me know!

There are many phones on the market now that are compatible with the Mobile version of Skype software, however there are many reports of people having issues with the sound on it. The only phone I have used with Skype software on it without issue is the Nokia N95-8GB which it seems to work fine with.

There are other WiFi phones with onboard Skype software but these have to be used with a WiFi connection on a network rather than a mobile phone network.

I use Skype quite a lot, I subscribed to their SkypeOut service which allows me to call unlimited landlines anywhere in the UK for only £19.50 a year, no other cost. Needless to say that I ditched my 'old' style landline which was costing me upwards of £200 a year.

Cheers.
#7
oh sorry :oops: never heard of this.
#8
i guess you can only make call to 3 network. thanks guys.
#9
Elves
i guess you can only make call to 3 network. thanks guys.


:shock: calls to skype are free. Calls to other networks are 12p per min which is not too bad on payg. Great deal if you use skype a lot:?

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