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Note: I found out you can use Skype and fring on an iphone without a headset, and you can actually use it to save you money if you have iphone and At&T already !

OK There are tons of articles about this, I just want to do a quick wrap up of what I found out. If anyone wants to try and see how much it will save them goto Skype & www.fring.com.

Pros of having Skype/Fring on iPhone (even if you have the At&T Network )

1. Make calls without using your anytime/rollover minutes where you have Wifi (I was told that it also works with their data plan, I want to see it before I believe it, but still worth trying).

2. Text message all your friends that use Yahoo, Skype, googletalk, msn, ICQ, twitter, SIP, AIM right from your iphone with one app ! (Fring)

3. Get Push notifications through Fring so people can message you while you are on another app
(settings can be changed accordingly)

Cons of having Skype/Fring on iPhone

1. Its doesn't blackout like normal calls from iphone so it also uses more battery power !

2. Can't call another iPhone from iPhone using Skype, not sure why?

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Re: I-Phone & Skype ( NOT I-Pod Touch )

if you have a iphone don't you already have free unlimited phone calls? If that is so they how would you be saving money?

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Re: I-Phone & Skype ( NOT I-Pod Touch )

No the iPhone has the same calling plans as other phones. I have 450 anytime minutes with roll over. So if I actually made phone calls this would keep me from going over my meager number of minutes and getting hit with overage charges. Pretty helpful stuff actually. Good post.

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Re: I-Phone & Skype ( NOT I-Pod Touch )

I'm not sure if all 1gen were unlimited but my friend was paying like $215 a month for it originally ! Thats what kept me away so long !

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Re: I-Phone & Skype ( NOT I-Pod Touch )

WHOA...$215. yeah that is crazy and for what crappy dropped service.

I had no idea I figured if you had one you had to get a unlimited plan or something. I have a blackberry and its unlimited (phone, texting and internet/data) and I pay like $110. a month for it. You think I type alot - I talk more. I would be screwed on a limited plan. I talk around 3k - 5k min a month, now grated I use it for work too (business pays for it).

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