Skype video or iPhone App?

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1. Posted by Peaudesoie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,

I travel for work and am taking a group of 42 seniors to South Africa in October. I ran up a huge phone bill during a trip to Australia last fall and don't want a repeat of that!
I have an iPhone 4s, and have downloaded the Skype App, but don't have a clue how to use it?
Can I make free video calls to someone with another iPhone, or iPod Touch?
The iPod touch does not have a phone per say, but the Skype App will allow me to call this person?
How do I make a video call? Does it need to be computer to computer? Do you have to set up a time...and how does the person in the other country know you're 'calling'??
I need to buy credit...and how do I find out how much it will cost to call home from South Africa??
Thanks so much!
Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Cathryn :)

2. Posted by luvtravelin (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Cathryn, first of all, yes, Skype will be an awesome way on communicating with your loved ones as you travel but, you need your iphone4s to be connected to the internet. Say if your hotel, a resto you will be eating at, coffee shop or malls offers free wifi connection, then, for sure you will be able to call your loved ones. They will be able to access Skype through their laptops, desktops, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, smart phones as long as they are also connected to the internet with the use if wifi. :)

3. Posted by oudies (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

As per my understanding you can use skype from i phone but you cannnot use skype voice on the iphones gprs connectivity... coz that will allow free calls to other iphones on the 3G/4G.
however there is a workaround. there is a tool called whatsapp. this can be installed in any phone and uses phones internet for a phone based chatting. this tool is available not only for i phone but also for all blackberrey andriod and symbian phones. so you can chat for free globally...

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