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Topic # 64873 24-Jul-2010 13:17
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There is no skype client for android yet...
Fring was able to make decent calls over the skype network but has now been kicked off skype.
Is there any other way of using skype on andriod?

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  Reply # 355766 24-Jul-2010 13:31
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Skype didnt kick Fring off, Fring took them off themselves due to some disagreement.




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  Reply # 355768 24-Jul-2010 13:44
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Shrug, read the fring blog, but yes it seems they pulled it themselves after basically being told they were misusing skype. All about $$ and skype worried about upsetting deals with carriers etc I expect.

Anyway not my concern, end result is the same, no skype calls with fring, no skype client on android..

so question remains.. anyone know a way to make skype calls on android ?


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  Reply # 355780 24-Jul-2010 14:03
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Might be useful to get people to set themselves up for SIP. 

Skype is like "Ford".

SIP is like "Car".

Get people thinking about "Car"....and Ford becomes either irrelevant or one among many (compatible) choices.

People who think are free....which explains why most people aren't really free...and become angry with people who try to explain how and why.

"Ford". But can't have it.

If you get the Skype beta for Android, at least the IM works. Voice to other skype users should work. Voice calls to Skype-Out go out to local Skype numbers....and eat up minutes if you're on a plan, so cost almost nothing, as I don't use 90% of my minutes anyway).

The Skype beta isn't in the Market, but can be downloaded from a variety of sites that keep such things. 




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