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On my iPhone/Android…Skype

Skype for iOS Skype for Android

Skype icon

Skype for iOS and Android brings most of the power of the Skype Desktop application to your smartphone. It supports both audio and video calls over WiFi and 3G cellular data connections, along with text chat services. when I am out and about, I often run Skype on my smartphone to accept calls from family in Sicily, who use it as the exclusive method of calling the us here in the US.

Depending on your needs, you may not need it every day, but it is a good idea to have it on your phone, along with your login information for those times when you do.

From the Google Play App Store...

"Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are.

Features:

  • Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free* over 3G or WiFi. 
  • Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
  • Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.
  • Talk face to face or show what you’re seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
  • Talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype. Sign into Skype with your Microsoft account and have your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook contacts in one place."

Skype screen

More resources on using Skype:

  

Previously in "On my iPhone…":

"On my iPhone…" is a new series from TechnologyIQ, sharing real world examples of how I use my iPhone, interesting apps and more!

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