Skype iPhone App Will Make Calls Over 3G Soon

Once Apple began allowing VoIP over 3G, we heard that iPhone app Fring had the feature built in—instantly allowing Skype calls over 3G. But we wondered when Skype itself would update their official iPhone app. Their answer? Soon.

You can watch the video above for more details, but according to the Skype blog there's a reason why we haven't seen the update yet:

You may have seen other apps offering calls over 3G, but we're holding ours back for a little bit longer. Why? So that we can give you the very best audio quality we can. When our 3G-capable Skype for iPhone app is released, it'll let you make calls in wideband audio, giving you greater clarity and fidelity – because that's what you expect from Skype.

According to our resident iPhone app aficionado John Herrman, the Fring app already works "pretty well," so I can't wait to see what we'll get directly from Skype. [Skype]

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That's great - no more needing to jailbreak for this, but actually NOT - we want to get phone calls on skype too - that means two things - multitasking and the ability to receive calls when the iphone is sleeping. Has the new SDK from Apple allowed for both? We might need to stick to jailbreaking for just a bit longer.