Friday, January 18, 2008

Skype Comes to the iPhone


Skype, a peer-to-peer Internet telephony network, has for years provided free and low-cost voice and text communications to its users. Now Shape Services has brought their IM+ for Skype client to the iPhone through a new web service. IM+ for Skype for the iPhone allows you to place VOIP calls to Skype users around the world, as well as any landline and mobile phone, using the SkypeOut service*. Though it’s not free, it sure is a lot cheaper that at&t’s international rates.

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In addition, you can check to see if other Skype users are online (to see if they are ready to receive a call) or text them for free using the integrated messaging client. IM+ for Skype was designed especially for iPhone’s touch screen and is intended to complement the iPhone interface. The current beta of the software is free for a limited time, so check it out below and let us know how it goes.


IM+ for Skype for the iPhone (information page)

IM+ for Skype for the iPhone (application link for iPhone only)

*Note–please be aware that although Shape Service’s IM+ for Skype client uses the Skype API, it is not a product of Skype (who provides the SkypeOut service).

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