Skype 2.0 has been released for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new version brings 3G support. The newly supported protocol allows free Skype-to-Skype calls, but only until the end of the year, the makers of the service have confirmed. Operator charges for data will still apply.
Calls to traditional phone numbers have always cost money and use SkypeOut minutes regardless of what connection is used. Skype’s update also brings “CD quality” audio using a more advanced audio codec on Apple’s faster hardware, starting from the second-generation iPod touch and including the third-generation model, the iPad and the iPhone 3GS.
Mobile Skype calls will be free for the moment, but will be subject to a “small monthly fee” after the end of August. It will remain possible to place free Skype-to-Skype calls over a Wi-Fi connection.
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