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    Skype Brings Video Calling To Android

    Android fans can now video chat with Skype friends while on the go.

    Today Skype updated their Skype for Android app to include Skype Video Calls. Skype users on Android can now video chat with any of the million other Skype users in the world, as well as make affordable international phone calls using Skype Credits.

    Unlike Apple's FaceTime, Skype will allow you to make calls over both Wi-Fi and 3G so users are not tied to a hotspot or their homes and can make video calls while on the go. Skype's mobile app on iOS already had the capability to make video calls; though it was limited to just the iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod touch (iPad 2 support is supposedly coming later).

    Before you go reaching for your phone, there are a few things you should be aware about though: as of now, Skype only supports video calling on a small handful of Android devices (you can see the full list on their download page) though they promise to add more as time goes on.

    The second thing you should be careful of is going over your data plan. Even though you can make calls over 3G, chances are you'll want to stick to Wi-Fi networks in order to avoid outrageous fees if you go over your data limit.




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    This is well overdue for Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    This is well overdue for Android.
    Now it's BlackBerry's turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    Now it's BlackBerry's turn.
    Yeaa..I'm really in need of Skype on my Blackberry !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganayni94 View Post
    Yeaa..I'm really in need of Skype on my Blackberry !
    I'm with Verizon... lucky me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I'm with Verizon... lucky me.
    I'm with a carrier that noone on this forum has heard of...

    Seriously, why do you say that being with Verizon is bad? Do they charge a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I'm with Verizon... lucky me.
    Hahahaha & What a lucky guy ! :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    I'm with a carrier that noone on this forum has heard of...

    Seriously, why do you say that being with Verizon is bad? Do they charge a lot?
    I love Verizon. In fact when 4G hits my area, I get to be grandfathered into a unlimited data plan with the same rates because I currently have unlimited data with 3G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I love Verizon. In fact when 4G hits my area, I get to be grandfathered into a unlimited data plan with the same rates because I currently have unlimited data with 3G.
    Same rates, but 4G??!?! NICE!
    Congrats man! Be sure to tell us how long it takes to download something big, like an OS installer file. We could do a contest: 4G vs. Wifi, and see which one is faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    Same rates, but 4G??!?! NICE!
    Congrats man! Be sure to tell us how long it takes to download something big, like an OS installer file. We could do a contest: 4G vs. Wifi, and see which one is faster
    Check out the recent Verizon speedtest... BlackBerry Forums - Verizon 4G LTE #1 in nationwide speedtest

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    Yeah, I've seen it. My mind can't take those numbers and actually use them as internet speeds; the best I ever had was 1 megabyte per second, and that literally lasted a second. My speed averages around 400-600kbps, which isn't bad. I just can't imagine anything along the 4G speed lines...

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    I have also done the video calling on Android through the Skype. Skype provide the awesome features for video calling so you can easily do the video calling on your Android smartphone. The Skype allows users to use its service through Android smartphone and enjoy the video calling. The features provided by Skype are really useful for peoples.

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