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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by HUNTER1, Jul 29, 2010.

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    Just learning my way around. Downloaded Skype and be able to make calls to businesses. Can I make a local call and how? Thanks
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    I am also looking for this feature.
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    I went to the Skype website and there I found all the help I needed,they have almost everything covered.:)
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    Roger thank . Need to buy credit.
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    Don't forget your headset
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    Skype works great without a headset on the iPad.

    I was able to use Skye on my iPad during my last trip to Canada for very little cost. I purchased a local area code phone number from Skype.com for around $18 for three months then just had my wife call me. While running backgrounder I was able to use my iPad and not miss a call. You can also buy credits to make phone calls to normal phone numbers.
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    Can you share with me how to make Skype run on background ? Need to jail break iPad ?
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    The newest release of the Skype app supposedly added this feature. Before that, I had to have the Skype app open to receive calls. When I updated the app last, it said his was being added, but I haven't personally tried it yet.
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    I used a program call backgrounder on my jailbreak iPad to run it in the background.

    I believe the new version that you are referring to runs in the background on iOS4.1 for the iPhone.
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    Not familiar with skype (well, I'm familiar with it, I just haven't used it), but the iSip app will "ring" whether open or not. If you can attach your skype account to the iSip application (I have a gizmo5 account and can) then this may work for non-jailbroken iPads.
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    Thanks for the info guys.
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    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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    Be aware that even though Skype is free with registered users on a computer, if you use it with the iPad on a 3G network they will charge you after one free month of use.
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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.
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    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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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsauQUoe9KM&feature=youtube_gdata]YouTube - ‪iPad As Mobile Phone‬‎[/ame]
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    Very interesting

    Very useful inforomation


    Thanks!
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    Not sure I follow. Who will charge you of you use it on a 3G network beyond one month? Carrier? Skype?
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    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.
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