Skype for BlackBerry (!)

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skype_logo.png Big news, guys. We all know Skype. $30 a year for unlimited calling? It’s coming to BlackBerry, and boy are the carriers going to be pissed. Is it just me or is RIM biting the hand that feeds them?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    “and boy are the carriers going to be pissed.”

    Not necessarily. Skype will just rip through your data plan, and it’s data services that carriers are counting on to increase profit.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    “and boy are the carriers going to be pissed.”

    Not necessarily. Skype will just rip through your data plan, and it’s data services that carriers are counting on to increase profit.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    “and boy are the carriers going to be pissed.”

    Not necessarily. Skype will just rip through your data plan, and it’s data services that carriers are counting on to increase profit.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    “and boy are the carriers going to be pissed.”

    Not necessarily. Skype will just rip through your data plan, and it’s data services that carriers are counting on to increase profit.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Blackberry Cool

    “and boy are the carriers going to be pissed.”

    Not necessarily. Skype will just rip through your data plan, and it’s data services that carriers are counting on to increase profit.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    Not if you have ‘unlimited’ data which should be most Americans but once again Canadians get screwed.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Blackberry Cool

    Not if you have ‘unlimited’ data which should be most Americans but once again Canadians get screwed.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    Hey what’s up with messages being posted under ‘Blackberry Cool’ by default.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Blackberry Cool

    Hey what’s up with messages being posted under ‘Blackberry Cool’ by default.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

    Which is where some sort of mobile net-neutrality may come in to play. Carriers shaping their mobile network to slowdown voip apps.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Blackberry Cool

    Which is where some sort of mobile net-neutrality may come in to play. Carriers shaping their mobile network to slowdown voip apps.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Blackberry Cool

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  • Joe

    Can you even get data plans w/out voice? I didn’t see that as an option when I got my BB from Cingular. Perhaps I missed something but it seemed you had to get a voice plan along with data. If that’s true then while it is nice to have my Skype list on the BB, it doesn’t make it any cheaper to use my phone. Useful yes, but only cheaper if I can dump my voice plan. Then I can save about ~30+ taxes (difference between Skype unlimited and 900 mins isn’t that big).

  • Joe

    Can you even get data plans w/out voice? I didn’t see that as an option when I got my BB from Cingular. Perhaps I missed something but it seemed you had to get a voice plan along with data. If that’s true then while it is nice to have my Skype list on the BB, it doesn’t make it any cheaper to use my phone. Useful yes, but only cheaper if I can dump my voice plan. Then I can save about ~30+ taxes (difference between Skype unlimited and 900 mins isn’t that big).

  • John Bell

    Why can’t Canadians get an unlimited data plan. and the blackberry is a canadian product. the party line about population density is a big fat lie – most of the blackberries are within very concentrated urban areas as dense as any in the world. it’s a way of these companies to milk us. it’s all about regulation and lack of competition.Shame on Rogers! They have to know we know how shameful and greedy they are being.

  • John Bell

    Why can’t Canadians get an unlimited data plan. and the blackberry is a canadian product. the party line about population density is a big fat lie – most of the blackberries are within very concentrated urban areas as dense as any in the world. it’s a way of these companies to milk us. it’s all about regulation and lack of competition.Shame on Rogers! They have to know we know how shameful and greedy they are being.

  • Chris Flynn

    Problem is, it doesn’t go out over voip…. It makes calls to your phone via regular PSTN just with no PC client anymore….

  • Chris Flynn

    Problem is, it doesn’t go out over voip…. It makes calls to your phone via regular PSTN just with no PC client anymore….

  • Chris Flynn

    Also It requires skypeout credit for PSTN calls EVEN if you have unlimited Skype out….
    Kinda a rip off….

  • Chris Flynn

    Also It requires skypeout credit for PSTN calls EVEN if you have unlimited Skype out….
    Kinda a rip off….

  • http://www.tunerds.com/ Riz

    Skype already works with windows mobile devices so it is something that RIM had to do eventually. (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/)

    This will be great with a BB that has 802.11.

  • http://www.tunerds.com/ Riz

    Skype already works with windows mobile devices so it is something that RIM had to do eventually. (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/)

    This will be great with a BB that has 802.11.

  • http://www.tunerds.com/ Riz

    Skype already works with windows mobile devices so it is something that RIM had to do eventually. (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/)

    This will be great with a BB that has 802.11.

  • http://www.tunerds.com Riz

    Skype already works with windows mobile devices so it is something that RIM had to do eventually. (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/)

    This will be great with a BB that has 802.11.

  • Josh Sultanik

    This app is not as exciting as it seems. Its a call back scheme and therefore you are required to have a voiceplan as it will use your voice minutes.
    The advantages are that you can use it to make international calls w/o paying international calling rates.

    It would be nice if their was a BB app that allowed you to route your calls over the data network and thus avoid using your voice plan

  • Josh Sultanik

    This app is not as exciting as it seems. Its a call back scheme and therefore you are required to have a voiceplan as it will use your voice minutes.
    The advantages are that you can use it to make international calls w/o paying international calling rates.

    It would be nice if their was a BB app that allowed you to route your calls over the data network and thus avoid using your voice plan

  • BB User

    iSkoot released a Skype for Blackberry solution, that supports better voice quality than others. Their solution uses the phone voice architecture for better sound quality, and low data bandwidth for Chat/Multi-chat and presence.
    http://www.iskoot.com

  • BB User

    iSkoot released a Skype for Blackberry solution, that supports better voice quality than others. Their solution uses the phone voice architecture for better sound quality, and low data bandwidth for Chat/Multi-chat and presence.
    http://www.iskoot.com

  • Nigellasativa

    Hi..

    I am at the verge to buy Omnia/( Samsung ) being this machine could download skype and could call for free to anywhere as long as you are connected with internet. Proven as my friend is using it and he is loving OMNIA like anything :p

    However, the local service provider has this unresistable offer for BB Bold and I am so tempted to buy BUT with huge confussion and uncertainty -could BB Bold support skype… please help, please clarify…

    Many thanks n brgds

  • Nigellasativa

    Hi..

    I am at the verge to buy Omnia/( Samsung ) being this machine could download skype and could call for free to anywhere as long as you are connected with internet. Proven as my friend is using it and he is loving OMNIA like anything :p

    However, the local service provider has this unresistable offer for BB Bold and I am so tempted to buy BUT with huge confussion and uncertainty -could BB Bold support skype… please help, please clarify…

    Many thanks n brgds

  • Blueberry

    AND I thought it’s FREE, i just d/l iSkoot for Skype to my BlackBerry Bold 9000, it seems i still have to pay :((.
    thought its suppose to be like pc to pc calls..isnt it?? *confused*
    *cries
    oh welp..

  • Blueberry

    AND I thought it’s FREE, i just d/l iSkoot for Skype to my BlackBerry Bold 9000, it seems i still have to pay :((.
    thought its suppose to be like pc to pc calls..isnt it?? *confused*
    *cries
    oh welp..

  • Blueberry

    AND I thought it’s FREE, i just d/l iSkoot for Skype to my BlackBerry Bold 9000, it seems i still have to pay :((.
    thought its suppose to be like pc to pc calls..isnt it?? *confused*
    *cries
    oh welp..

  • Ronin_GR

    Why you need a voice plan guys in order to use skype with your BB? whenever you have access to a wifi, you call from skype just by using your skype out credit or free to skype users. Therefore, why should you use skype with GPRS? BB supports Wi-Fi, but why there is no skype client yet for their OS?

  • Ronin_GR

    Why you need a voice plan guys in order to use skype with your BB? whenever you have access to a wifi, you call from skype just by using your skype out credit or free to skype users. Therefore, why should you use skype with GPRS? BB supports Wi-Fi, but why there is no skype client yet for their OS?

  • meylanpineda

    hola soy meylan i me gustaria estar en skype

  • Roman Khan

    if some one else any news/informations about Skype for BlackBerry Storm 9530, so please share this information on my ID i.e “romanullah_khan@yahoo.com”