Close to 5m downloads of Skype’s iPhone 3G app

3 Jun 201064 Views

Prior to the launch users with the Skype app on their iPhone were confined to making such calls within Wi-Fi networks at home or in public places.

Prior to the launch of the 3G app users with the Skype app on their iPhone were confined to making such calls within Wi-Fi networks at home or in public places.

However, the honeymoon may not last. Skype says it plans to charge users for 3G calls between Skype users by next year.

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It is understood Skype has to charge for the 3G calls in order to fund future investments and maintain operations.

The company has given few details of the pricing plans for 3G calls but said the pricing would be “competitive.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years.

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