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Old 08-20-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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My friend wants to call me on skype from all over scandinavia. No video, just audio. I'm in California. He has iphone-I have Internet. Will we be able to communicate from that distance free of charge?
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Not free but close to it and I can only speak for your end of things using Skype on your computer. I doubt an IPhone data plan supports VOIP but I could be wrong. In any case those data plans are hardly 'free' and AFAIK that is separate from the plan he needs to have for regular cell phone service. SKype works best computer to computer and next best computer to landline. FWIW.

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Old 08-22-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Thanks much for your helpful info, Leisesturm.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:23 AM
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Skype to Skype calls are always free, as far as I know. Skype to landline or wireless, you have to pay for.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Skype on a non-jailbroken iPhone only works with wifi, not with 3G, so there's no extra VOIP plan to buy.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Relying on borrowed wi-fi is dying fast as secured networks become the norm. My GF uses Skype exclusively to call Europe. None of her family or friends over there use VOIP so the calls are always computer to landline. As stated Skype to Skype is free anywhere and on a U.S. account landlines in the U.S. are free as well. International rates are 0.03/min and you buy time in $12.00 chunks. That is what I meant by "not free but close to it". As I said, I can't speak for the IPhone end but it doesn't appear as promising. Maybe an International calling card.

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Old 08-25-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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