Skype Finally Releases iPhone App

The Web Optimist is so happy that Skype has FINALLY released an iPhone app!At long last, iPhone users can now make and receive VOIP calls using Skype instead of trying to use convoluted workarounds. When the iPhone first came out, I hesitated to get one simply because there was no Skype application like was offered to Windows Mobile users. I gave in ( and have never regretted it) and got the iPhone anyway. I tried Skype phones like the Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype, but was turned off by the lack of support for anything but totally wide open wi-fi or Boingo, which pretty much limits where you can use it.

The beauty of the new Skype app is that it can be used to make calls over wi-fi anywhere that you have access to wi-fi. If the access requires a web login, you’re covered because the iPhone allows you to login with a browser, something the “Skype phones” lack.

Calls can only be made through wi-fi, not through Edge or 3G, but I’ve read that the chat function will work through any connection.

And, for you iPod Touch users, you now have an instant wi-fi phone because word is that the app will work for you, too.

So, I highly recommend heading to the iTunes Apps Store on either your iPhone or through the iTunes software and downloading this slick new piece of software. It’s free!

I absolutely love it!