Skype Updates iPhone App To Fix Bugs And iPad Support; But Still No VoIP Over 3G

News | Friday April 2 2010 7:38 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As our readers may recall,
, TruPhone and iCall have updated their iPhone to work over 3G.
It is not entirely clear why it is taking Skype such a long time to introduce this feature to iPhone users. While the head of the iPhone team at Skype, David Ponsford had insisted in an interview earlier this year that the VoIP over 3G feature
, there are speculations that Skype has put their plans to enable their iPhone app to work over 3G on hold due to its partnership with Verizon, which is
. As we had reported earlier, this could be Verizon's attempt to deprive iPhone users of a much-requested feature and thereby gain a competitive edge against AT&T.
Skype is yet to make any official statement in this regard. However, we suspect that this delay could be due to multiple factors. Considering that Skype has a lot at stake in offering VoIP over 3G services to the iPhone users, an exclusive agreement with Verizon should not impact the launch of the feature especially outside United States.
What do you think is the reason behind the delay? Or you don't care as you are using
to make VoIP calls over 3G or you've simply started using a different VoIP iPhone app, which works over 3G. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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