The official Skype application for iPhone has been available for quite some time now. But, it does not provide VOIP over 3G and needs a WiFi to be used instead which did disappoint a few iPhone users. Well, not any more.
Popular iPhone application Fring gets the credit for debuting VOIP skype calls over 3G for iPhone. “Now iPhone fringe users can call, video call, chat and more for FREE over 3G and wifi!” Fring wrote on their blog. The Fring application has its own limitations though. The application cannot make iPhone to iPhone VOIP calls over skype. The only calls allowed are PC to iPhone. Another significant limitation is the one-way video chat. The iPhone user can see the PC caller through the webcams, but the opposite doesn’t hold.Even with its limitations, the Fring would at least compel Skype to bring a 3G VOIP for its iPhone application. For now, the Fring application can be downloaded from AppStore for Free. Existing users do not need a version update. Just select Skype from Fring Add-ons and you are agreeable to go.