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Skype for iPhone

By Skype Communications S.a.r.l

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Description

Skype keeps the world talking. Free messaging, voice and video calls with anyone for free.

- Talk face to face with a video call.
- New group video calls with up to 25 people.
- Free voice calls to anyone else on Skype. Add up to 25 people on a group call.
- Message your friends in an instant and add up to 300 people to a group chat.
- Call mobiles and landlines at low rates (Skype to Skype calls are always free).
- Share photos, video messages, your location and add emoticons and Mojis to your chat.
- Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even some TVs. Now it’s even easier to stay connected to friends and family – no matter the device they’re on.
- Available for Apple Watch – your notifications and chats available on your wrist.

System requirements:
- iOS 8.0 or above (If you are using iOS 7 or earlier, you can download the last compatible version by tapping install/update and following the prompt to download.) The Apple Watch features require iOS 8.2 and of course, an Apple Watch.

What's New in Version 6.30

Welcome to Skype for iPhone.
We're constantly working to make Skype better for you. Here's what's new:

· Spread a little extra holiday cheer! Share a personalized holiday video message with your loved ones. Tap on the snowflake button next to the Skype logo to get started.
· Notifications are now removed from the Notification Center when the Skype app is launched – decluttering is a good thing.
· Have you ever accidentally closed the app during a group call and were unable to join? Now you can easily rejoin group calls.
Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We're listening!

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Customer Reviews

Excellent For Overseas

I've been an occasional Skype user for many years, but recently spent several months overseas. I maintained a working relationship with my clients through Skype or FaceTime-whichever they preferred or had access to. I really like my Apple devices, but Skype hands-down has been more reliable, and clearer than FaceTime--and FaceTime by its nature must be from Apple device to Apple device. I was sold on Skype and have gotten all but two FaceTime users to get Skype accounts. THEN I recently decided to put a little credit on my Skype app, so I could try the calling cell phones or land lines feature (while overseas, I experienced a family emergency and very much needed to communicate with my family at all hours of the day…). For like 2.3 cents per minute or something, the Skype app on my phone communicates with any cell phone or landline flawlessly! While even an excellent Skype to Skype audio or video call still has occasional hiccups, flickers, or slight interruptions, the Skype calling feature has been pristine and perfect so far. Thank you Skype! And PS: I've found the tablet or phone apps much simpler and easier to use than a computer program. I would strongly recommend trying to use Skype on a smart phone or tablet.

Love Skype for staying in contact with home from overseas

I've been using Skype since it first came out decades ago. The call quality is great, and it's a wonderful way to see and talk to my kids when I'm traveling halfway around the world... Much cheaper than making traditional voice calls, and my family and I get to see as well as talk to each other... The only limitation is that I usually have to use a VPN on top of skype... Many of the Internet service providers outside the US block VOIP calls or throttle down VOIP traffic to unusable level when they recognize it.

My only gripe is that the interface is not 100% intuitive: for example, to make a call to a contact in my iPhone's contact book, I have to tap the call number icon in skype, then the keypad icon, AND THEN the phone book icon... tapping directly on the local contacts (phone book) icon from the Skype home screen only allows me to send an invitation to a contact to join skype and doesn't allow me to call them. A star off for the round about way of allowing calls to people in my phone's address book.

That said, Still love Skype after all these years.

A communications godsend

I have commented numerous times on Facebook thanking the creators of Skype. When I was growing up in the early 60s I recall my parents having to wait 2-4 hours for an available international phone line when they wanted to talk to my grandmother in England (I grew up in the USA). Not only were they stick at home waiting for the operator to call them when the line was free, but they also paid plenty for the privilege of talking for 5 minutes. Now about 50 years later I am able to call my wife while she's traveling internationally and with the app we can speak (and see each other) while either (or both) of us is on a train or bus, walking around town etc. It also lets me stay in touch easily with family and friends around the world without having to
worry about costs drowning me. Thanks, Skype!

Skype for iPhone
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.30
  • Size: 132 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. "Skype Credit" top-up$4.99

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