AT&T: One step closer to Skype calls over 3G
We’ve updated our iPhone app – you can now make video calls.
In a filing today responding to the FCC’s inquiry into its role in the approval of apps made available through Apple’s App Store, AT&T said that it plans “to take a fresh look at possibly authorizing VoIP capabilities on the iPhone for use on AT&T’s 3G network.”
If this policy is changed, you may be able to make calls to other Skype users, landlines and mobiles over 3G from your iPhone.
We welcome AT&T’s willingness to take a fresh look at this issue and hope this is a step forward in enabling consumers to use Skype together with their iPhones and 3G connection. We look forward to hearing more about any potential change to AT&T’s policy, in connection with the pending FCC proceeding related to the Skype petition (RM-11361).
All of us at Skype want to encourage other wireless carriers around the world whose policies block or discourage Skype use to re-evalute their policies and to make it easy for their users to take Skype conversations with them when they’re on the go.