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skype iphone appSkype has changed its mind about charging extra for making Skype calls over 3G, and has updated its iPhone app to make use of the iPhone 4 retina display and iOS 4 multitasking.

It’s taken a month for the iPhone app update to come through, and surely the best news is that Skype will be dropping extra charges for making calls over 3G.

Peter Parkes, blogger in chief at Skype, said yesterday: “We no longer have plans to charge a supplement to make calls over 3G. We’re delighted to make it easier for you to talk for even longer and do even more together using Skype.”

Skype has also added iOS4 multitasking for the iPhone, meaning you can continue a call whilst using other applications on your iPhone 4, or when your phone is locked. However, some commenters are reporting that this hasn’t been working so well.

The display resolution has also been racked up a notch, to make the best of the iPhone 4 retina display.

Have you downloaded the Skype update? How is it for you? Tell us about any problems in the comments.

  • VFib2Shock

    iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 talk via skype experimentation result:
    both phones via wifi=good
    one wifi and one 3g (travelling on car)=good (-), choppy at times when loosing 3g connection
    one 3g stationary and one 3g traveling= good (-), as above

    while on a skype call, iphone A makes call using phone app to regular phone (landline/cell), able to converse to buddy on other regular phone, current skype call goes to “like hold” mode automatically, once reg phone call over and closes phone app, skype call appears to be still there with clock still moving but iPhone A & B no longer hear each other. Same experiment done on receiving regular calls while on skype call, able to receive call but once engaged to “like hold” mode on skype, no longer able to hear each other on skype call even when phone app is closed.

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