This is a discussion on Ouch! within the Off-Topic Forum forums, part of the Off-Topic Area category; Skype rollout on iPhone/ATT is already off to a bad start...see the comments!
"Currently, Skype users on Verizon smartphones can make all the calls they ...
Skype rollout on iPhone/ATT is already off to a bad start...see the comments!
"Currently, Skype users on Verizon smartphones can make all the calls they want for free—save for the standard rates that apply when using Skype to dial up a landline or mobile phone. The application works on Verizon's 3G service and doesn't cost a single penny extra to reach another Skype user, even though it only allows for Skype-to-Skype calls, instant messaging, and discounted international calling (you can't make calls out to U.S.-based numbers via the Skype app).
Of course, Skype and Verizon partnered up in February of this year to release the application across the carrier's various smartphones. It's been suggested that the fee for iPhone users is a way for Skype to maintain this partnership and still tap into the iPhone/AT&T market in some capacity—however, it's unclear whether Skype will be forking over a fraction of its to-be-determined monthly subscription costs to AT&T itself."
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Just another reason I got off the platform. Just one of the many prices you pay to be on an iPhone.