That took a long time coming, didn’t it? Skype has finally released their much awaited upgrade that will now enable iPhone users to make free VoIP calls over the 3G network. For a really long time, VoIP calls were available – only on the Wi-Fi network.
This however comes as a surprise of sorts. Earlier this year, Skype announced a partnership with Verizon that will make Skype calling just a touch away for Verizon subscribers. There were speculations that one of the clauses in the agreement was that Skype was to offer the service exclusively on Verizon which meant scrapping the VoIP providers ambitions to bring the feature to the iPhone.
However, looks like the scenarios have changed. The free VoIP calling over 3G on iPhone may now start. But be forewarned. The Skype-to-Skype VoIP calling over a cellular data connection is going to be charged beginning August. That’s two months of free usage.[via Skype blog]