toggle

AAPL Stock: 109.27 ( -1.1 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Skype, low-cost calling come to iPhone

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon August 13, 2007

Skype comes to iPhone

Shape Services on Monday introduced Skype for iPhone. IM+ is the company's Web application designed for the Safari Web browser that accesses the Skype ecosystem from a mobile environment, allowing users to make phone calls using Skype. Designed specifically for the iPhone's touch-screen, IM+ for Skype iPhone is available for free to all iPhone users for a limited time. Users can talk to Skype contacts or call any landlines as well as mobiles. IM+ for Skype uses SkypeOut credits for voice communication to ensure cost-effective calling to any number around the world, and provides nearly free calling from an iPhone to any PC with Skype or any land-line/mobile number for SKype Unlimited and Skype Pro plan users.








by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. starwarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Gray postage stamp

    Not Much There.

  1. freudling

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Scam?

    Followed the link, looks like a skype operation but with further inspection I think it is a non-skype entity, porting to skype. Then they ask you for your username and password, plus phone number. Looks like a bit of a scam.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    A little research

    The URL is registered by someone in Europe with only a year lease. If this was really Skype doing this, one would think they would have taken a wee bit more effort into it.

    Now the link for the site is down. I hope nobody provided any personal information to them.

  1. jolipoli

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    shapeservices

    Info about this at:

    http://www.shapeservices.com/en/products/details.php?product=skype&platform=iphone

    I have not found out how to register for this, but it appears the 404 at the web site linked in the article is because you haven't gone in as a registered user.

    Anyone who figures out how to get in, let me know. ::grin::

  1. jolipoli

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    by the way

    This is a service that accesses the Skype API, not endorsed, etc. by Skype.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Skype IM service

    The URL to ShapeServices is below. They have provided IM+ for Palm, Blackberry and other mobile phone platforms for a number of years.

    http://www.shapeservices.com/en/index.php

  1. jolipoli

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    found it

    Well, I finally found it, there was an "enter" button that I either missed, or wasn't there when I previously looked.

    But the service appears to use a "callback" system that calls the phone number I entered as my phone at the same time it is calling the number I wanted to call, rather than making the call over the internet. That was not quite was I was looking for- I wanted a way to place a call when I was away from my phones but had access to the internet.

    It did make for a pretty funny scene as I used the Skype/iPhone to call both my home phone and my cell phone- I had no idea why all those phones were ringing.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented