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Skype

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License:
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Language:
English
OS:
  • iPhone
Latest version:
5.8 25/11/14
Last month's downloads:
6,521
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Skype is fully compatible with:

  • iOS 4.0
  • iOS 4.0.1
  • iOS 4.1
  • iOS 4.1.1
  • iOS 4.2
  • iOS 4.2.1
  • iOS 4.3
  • iOS 4.3.1
  • iOS 4.3.2
  • iOS 4.3.3
  • iOS 4.3.4
  • iOS 4.3.5
  • iOS 5.0
  • iOS 5.1
  • iOS 5.1.1
  • iOS 6.0
  • iOS 6.0.1
  • iOS 6.0.2
  • iOS 6.1
  • iOS 6.1.1
  • iOS 6.1.2
  • iOS 7.0

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Others: iTunes (Windows) or iTunes (Mac) WiFi connection
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Available languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese Simp
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Portuguese
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Versions of Skype

All versions of Skype
Version License Language O.S. Download
Skype 5.8 25/11/14 Free English
  • iOS 4.0
  • iOS 4.0.1
  • iOS 4.1
  • iOS 4.1.1
  • iOS 4.2
  • iOS 4.2.1
  • iOS 4.3
  • iOS 4.3.1
  • iOS 4.3.2
  • iOS 4.3.3
  • iOS 4.3.4
  • iOS 4.3.5
  • iOS 5.0
  • iOS 5.1
  • iOS 5.1.1
  • iOS 6.0
  • iOS 6.0.1
  • iOS 6.0.2
  • iOS 6.1
  • iOS 6.1.1
  • iOS 6.1.2
  • iOS 7.0
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Review last updated: 17/10/14

Pros
  • Very intuitive interface
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Uses the address book by default
  • Calls using WiFi or 3G
Cons
  • Less features than the Desktop version

"Extremely Unreliable over 3G .. You're always offline"

  • 3.0
  • 3.0
  • usability3
  • Stability2
  • Installation10
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance10

Does Skype for the iPhone have a great UI? Sure. Does it work at times? Sure. Does it work reliably when mobile? Absolutely not - voice transmissions break up, software doesn't use available bandwidth properly so calls sound great in a solid WI-FI field when still, but any other condition results in pauses / silent stretches.

More importantly, if you try to use this software for any length of time, you realize the app spontaneously shuts down on its own. Friends of mine that also use the app are constantly going offline even though their phones are always on, charged and on 3G / WI-FI. Put simply, the app doesn't do a good job of staying online. Now, there is a solution to this I've found: To jailbreak your phone and use an app called "Backgrounder", however I don't want to jailbreak - Hence the horrible review / performance of this app ( pretty simple )

With that said, Skype for Windows is good .. Too bad this is Skype for iPhone .. A quite unusable / very annoying product

Pros
  • Looks great
  • Chat w/ emoticons
  • Works when standing still in a strong WI-FI signal
  • "In theory" works over 3G
Cons
  • Extremely annoying to use in the real world
  • Poor use of available bandwidth
  • Crashes in background
  • Doesn't keep you online

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