Skype has offered an iPhone app for a little over the year, allowing you to make Voice over IP calls to other Skype users or even to international phone numbers from your iPhone. The only catch was that you had to use Skype over a WiFi connection. It didn’t work with 3G mobile broadband. That all changed today with the launch of Skype 2.0 for the iPhone.
The new app not only lets you make voice calls over a 3G connection, but Skype also reportedly improved the audio quality of calls made using the mobile app. That’s the good news.
The not so good news is that AT&T will likely begin charging for Skype to Skype calls eventually. According to the release notes, Skype to Skype calls over 3G are “free until at least the end of August 2010.” After that, there will be an operator fee. It sounds like you’ll be able to continue making Skype to Skype calls for free over WiFi, but not 3G.
Skype 2.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
via 9 to 5 Mac