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3 Skype white or black ( no top up required) £39.95 @ carphone warehouse
3 Skype white or black ( no top up required) £39.95 @ carphone warehouse

3 Skype white or black ( no top up required) £39.95 @ carphone warehouse

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Camera Type 2 megapixels
FM Radio
Media Player
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card Type micro SD
MP3 Player
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The 3 Skype Phone is the first fully integrated Skype mobile handset offering free Skype calls and chat.

Press the centre Skype key and enter the world of Skype. New Skype features include Skype contacts, call logs, and buddy presence.

A great 3G value handset, Skype aside.

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and don't forget £5 quidco

Original Poster

bigbigblue;1742959

and don't forget £5 quidco




its also a 2 mega pixel camera phone and takes a micro SD memory card.

Seems like a good deal, voted hot

do you have to stay with 3 for this to work or can it be unlocked ?

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but can u actually make skype calls? surely this is disadvantage to 3- why pay for calls if skype is free

ROKO;1743052

but can u actually make skype calls? surely this is disadvantage to 3- … but can u actually make skype calls? surely this is disadvantage to 3- why pay for calls if skype is free



you need to top up atleast 10 a month to use skype, skype is only skype to skype not to landline/mobiles

jackvdbuk;1743093

you need to top up atleast 10 a month to use skype, skype is only skype … you need to top up atleast 10 a month to use skype, skype is only skype to skype not to landline/mobiles



3 Skype white or black [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]( no top up … 3 Skype white or black [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]( no top up required)[/COLOR][/SIZE] £39.95 @ carphone warehouse



How can this be?

because skype to skype is free? as for 3's motivation, i'm betting ebay int pay them one hell of a fee to have skype on these phones...

Original Poster

Spykey;1743254

How can this be?


because carphone warehouse normally requires £10 top up with all thier phones except this one.

Isn't it £20 quidco if you buy it from 3 directly... it gives a different rate for payg so not sure of that wether u'd get the skypephone rate or the payg rate.

Wander if its the same price instore


EDIT: Looks like the £20 quidco from 3 might be for skypephone contracts only.

"skype is only skype to skype not to landline/mobiles"

Very true. This is not SKYPE as you may know it - no chat etc. A FAR more versatile bit of kit is IM+ for Skype that you can use on most phones. You'll use up a bit of bandwidth with this but at least you can chat using skype, MSN etc and call other phones. You can set up SIP services too. There is a slight delay on the line though...

paolo;1744043

"skype is only skype to skype not to landline/mobiles"Very true. This is … "skype is only skype to skype not to landline/mobiles"Very true. This is not SKYPE as you may know it - no chat etc. A FAR more versatile bit of kit is IM+ for Skype that you can use on most phones. You'll use up a bit of bandwidth with this but at least you can chat using skype, MSN etc and call other phones. You can set up SIP services too. There is a slight delay on the line though...



The skypephone does include chat aswell ... the skype client on xseries is the one that doesn't include chat!

So new version soon or they can't offload these things?

ok, i thought u ll need to use some sort of internet ( GPRs ) to use skype .. how would 3 charge u for using mobile internet to connect to skype ? ... do not tell me it s free .. !!!!!! or tell me it s free and i am going for 2 o those ...

eshtal;1744836

ok, i thought u ll need to use some sort of internet ( GPRs ) to use … ok, i thought u ll need to use some sort of internet ( GPRs ) to use skype .. how would 3 charge u for using mobile internet to connect to skype ? ... do not tell me it s free .. !!!!!! or tell me it s free and i am going for 2 o those ...



The phone has UTMS (3G) data support. Although in the case of a skype call I believe it cheats.

From I've Read on the internet (which may or may not be correct) it sets up a standard Voice call to a piece of equipment somewhere in the network which then Does the VOIP part of call from that point onwards.

So the call between the Mast and the Phone is just like any other Voice call (probably uses less bandwidth that way)

Data is only used for the contact list sync and Messaging.

Yes is Free providing you top-up by at least £10 every month... (you can then use the £10 for normall calls/texts/browsing/whatever)

eshtal;1744836

ok, i thought u ll need to use some sort of internet ( GPRs ) to use … ok, i thought u ll need to use some sort of internet ( GPRs ) to use skype .. how would 3 charge u for using mobile internet to connect to skype ? ... do not tell me it s free .. !!!!!! or tell me it s free and i am going for 2 o those ...



This might explain your question - its an always on connection for Skype - but you cannot use the internet for free.

If its for long calls to others on Skype its ideal.

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Got one on order (Was going to pick one up in Town for £40 + £10 topup but the CPW store is Out of stock and 3 wouldn't match them) Probably won't come till Tuesday since I ordered just after 6.


I think you can also install Msn messenger from planet3 and use that for free as well.

The free Skype calls work as long as their is a £10 top up every month, otherwise it will stop, and the only time it will resume is when you top up again.

Wouldnt it be great, if it included like a free bundle of text messages and Wap usage.
I hear that this Skypephone will be introducing Windows Live/Yahoo Messenger, anybody got any News on this?

plus if you are coming from a different provider and want to keep your number, earn £10.00

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Imti-Babamiya;1746696

The free Skype calls work as long as their is a £10 top up every month, … The free Skype calls work as long as their is a £10 top up every month, otherwise it will stop, and the only time it will resume is when you top up again.Wouldnt it be great, if it included like a free bundle of text messages and Wap usage.I hear that this Skypephone will be introducing Windows Live/Yahoo Messenger, anybody got any News on this?



I read somewere that it was recently added as a download on planet3...

You can do that stretch top-up thing that makes the topup only last 1 month but gives you more minutes in return... I think if you do it on £15 you get 300mins or txts (1 sms = 1min) and + 300 3>3 mins.

That's what I will probably do once my current contract ends.. Only bought it now because I wanted a new toy to play with :oops:

Forgot to mention Fring. Free download and consolidates all you services...

paolo;1747427

Forgot to mention Fring. Free download and consolidates all you … Forgot to mention Fring. Free download and consolidates all you services...




I thought that was just for symbian phones
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