When Skype first became available on the iPhone a year ago, people couldn’t wait to try out making VoIP calls on it. However, they were dismayed to find out that VoIP calls were limited to a WiFi connection only. That limitation even became the basis for some groups to request the FCC to investigate the anomaly. Fast forward to the present, Skype has come out with version 2.0 of their iPhone app, and apart from improving its start-up time, it now boasts of VoIP functionality over a 3G network as well. As an added incentive, they’re also offering free mobile Skype-to-Skype calls until the end of August after which they’ll be charged a small monthly fee to avail of the service. We’re not sure how small that fee will actually be, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s free to use starting today up until August.
Don’t forget though that data charges will apply here so don’t go crazy calling your friends using Skype just for the heck of it. If you’ve already got the Skype app on your iPhone, simply update to the latest version to enable this feature. If not, simply head on over here to download Skype 2.0 for the iPhone.