30/12/2010 18:00PM Australia/Sydney
LUXEMBOURG (BUSINESS WIRE)
Share the Moments that Matter Most over 3G and WiFi
Skype today announced the new version of its iPhone
application that brings video calling to millions of mobile users
around the globe over both 3G and WiFi networks. Available to download
from the Apple App Store today, the new Skype for iPhone App allows
iPhone , iPad and iPod touch owners to make and/or receive free* Skype
video calls for the first time. Users can now see their family, friends
and colleagues around the world while talking to them. With
approximately 25 million concurrent users logged into Skype at any given
time**, the new Skype for iPhone makes it easier than ever to share
moments wherever you are.
Video calling significantly enhances the user experience of Skype for
iPhone, which is one of the top five free iPhone apps in 2010 according
Now, users can make and receive free Skype-to-Skype calls, call mobiles
and landlines around the world at very low rates, and now share more
moments together with video on Skype for iPhone.
“With video calling representing approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype
minutes for the first six months of 2010, our users have been eager to
get Skype video calling on their mobile phones,” said Neil Stevens,
general manager of Skype’s consumer business. “By bringing video to
mainstream users at their home or work via their desktops, on the go
with their mobiles, or into their living room via their TV, Skype has
made it possible for millions of people to share video moments wherever
A video call evolves communication beyond transactional experiences to a
shared experience where people can share any occasion with others
wherever they are. Whether this is a military father watching the birth
of his child while deployed abroad, loved ones communicating via sign
language or work colleagues collaborating around the globe – the
opportunities are endless.
Users can place Skype video calls with their iPhone over both a 3G data
connection* or WiFi. The new Skype for iPhone app is compatible with the
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S
4.0 or above. Video receiving capabilities are available on the iPod
touch 3rd generation and iPad. Calls can be made between
devices using the new Skype for iPhone app and desktops including Skype
for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux
and ASUS Videophone.
The Skype for iPhone application is available for free download from the
App Store or at www.skype.com/go/iphone
*Additional data charges may apply. To get the best quality, Skype
recommends a strong WiFi connection for video calling.
**At peak times, as of November 2010.
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Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break
down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device,
families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with
messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or
mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced
group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things
together whenever they're apart.
Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto
computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com
You can get news and updates from Skype on its blog: blogs.skype.com
or Facebook: www.facebook.com/skype