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Oct 5, 2008, 09:26 PM
 
VOIP, Skype and MSN calls (!!!) has landed on the iPhone!

Get it from the App Store now for the amazing price of free!

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Oct 5, 2008, 09:40 PM
 
And the reviews suck. Talk about many seconds of delays on VOIP

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Oct 5, 2008, 09:57 PM
 
Have you tried it yourself?

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Have you tried it yourself?
I downloaded it and tried to sign in on my Skype account.

After trying to sign in for 3 minutes, the app crashed.

So, no, I couldn't try it yet

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Oct 6, 2008, 04:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I downloaded it and tried to sign in on my Skype account.

After trying to sign in for 3 minutes, the app crashed.

So, no, I couldn't try it yet

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try reinstalling it again..you can't ask anything better than this app..
     
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Oct 6, 2008, 05:32 AM
 
I just signed up for ringcentral. Trying to set up SIP for ringcentral. Didn't work.

Maybe I'll try skype.
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Oct 6, 2008, 11:18 AM
 
i've gotten 1 skype call to work. every other time i've tried (dozens) the call gets immediately terminated before it even rings. it can't be this bad.
     
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Oct 6, 2008, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by iamnotmad View Post
i've gotten 1 skype call to work. every other time i've tried (dozens) the call gets immediately terminated before it even rings. it can't be this bad.
It does appear to be that bad. I installed it last night and successfully made a Skype call, but now this morning I've tried it about six times and every single time the call is terminated before it ever dials out......... less then ideal to say the least. It's free, of course, so hard to complain too much - I'm sure they'll improve it over time.

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Oct 6, 2008, 12:14 PM
 
I am finding it hard to believe why ppl are having problem with it..I've tried with two different SIP and it worked first time..tested with backgrounder and it works like charm..

I haven't tested skype yet but for SIP accounts, I can guarantee that it works..
     
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Oct 8, 2008, 09:40 PM
 
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try reinstalling it again..you can't ask anything better than this app..
I'm waiting for iCall for VOIP. I can still live without the does-not-run-in-background IM on the iPhone.

After downloading this fring deal, I got caught in a convoluted sign-up account we need your information process and found the whole thing really unnecessary.

And oh.. no Vonage??
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Oct 9, 2008, 10:40 AM
 
I'm glad something like this finally came out.
Though it does have its flaws - namely the echo issue with Skype, it's a start.
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Oct 9, 2008, 06:27 PM
 
It's good for the occasional call, but with a five second skype lag it's not insanely useful (yet).

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