TruPhone Launches iPhone Skype Capability  

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TruPhone_iPhone_Skype.jpgTruPhone has announced a new Skype-enabled app at Macworld that lets iPhone and iPod touch users make Skype voice calls or instant message other Skype users, claiming that all users need is a TruPhone account. The service will launch next week.

The company said in a statement that Truphone-to-Skype communications are free over the Internet. iPhone users, meanwhile, can also place and receive Skype calls and messages when not in a Wi-Fi-accessible location for the cost of a local callusing the Truphone Anywhere feature. The only asterisk there is that roaming charges will apply abroad. The app apparently routes calls over the Internet, not over a GSM voice channel (it also works on the iPod touch, after all). The app also displays a virtual dial pad for making calls.

It will be interesting to test this out; so far I've had just about zero luck making reliable mobile Skype calls. (Skype running on a PC or Mac usually works pretty well, though.) Separately, the company also announced instant messaging over MSN Messenger,,, (full Story)

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