Thanks for the info guys.
This is a discussion on Skype? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Thanks for the info guys....
Ok is android any better? I assume it is the carrier / apple agreement that is blocking voip functions.
this month I just went $185 over my mins on my $80/mnth near maximum Roger voice data plan on my cell phone.... 1600 mins total with 35 cents per min for overage.
Would use my iPad for about 50% of those mins using skype and a blue tooth headset. Eg blueant when in the car.
skype works well on the ipad but is rendered useless without a headset
In Canada we have had very limited expensive voice and data plan that really penalize the heavy user as compared to the States
if the iPad had a built in camera and voip capacity. Wow!
So yes I understand that carriers will lose the. Terrible. Voice mins rip off
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Also, if you have Skype with no calling plan, you can call 800 numbers for free. You can call any business by calling 1-800-Goog-411. They will automatically connect you to the number you request.
I don't need a headset to use Skype on my iPad....I guess if I was in public I would feel self-conscious talking into it but the calls are so clear, I really would not bother...or I would just use the earplugs with mic attached which I use with my iPod touch.
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Very useful inforomation
If you're making calls to the US, download the app Whistle. It plays a 15 second commercial (sometimes) and the calls you make are free. They even provide you a phone number in which others can call you at.