Skype For iPhone – Tomorrow!

On March 30, 2009

I gave up my work landline at home a few years ago in favor of using my cell and Sype-out. Overall it has worked rather well for me. What I have wanted more than anything in this regard, though was the ability to use my iPhone as my Skype phone at home and then as my cell the rest of the time. There have been lots of promises along the way but nothing has really made VOiP work for me on myiPhone.

That changes tomorrow!

According to Reuters, eBay Inc, Skype’s owner,  is planning to launch its service for iPhone users on Tuesday.

The article notes-

Skype Chief Operating Officer Scott Durchslag said

"The No. 1 request we get from customers is to make Skype available on iPhone. There’s a pent-up demand."

One nice surprise is that..


Skype for iPhone will let users access numbers already in their iPhone’s address book.

Skype’s iPhone app will be free and will also work on the 2nd Gen Touch so long as you use a headset with a mic. While Skype to Skype calls will be free, there will be a charge to call to traditional phones.

I’m anxiously waiting, as I’m sure a million of you out there are too.