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lexad
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-02-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800

Skype for BB torch 9800

any news about skype for Blackberry torch ?

any link where i can see news about when skype will be available for BB torch ?

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

No news that I have seen... I would think that you might find more information at the Skype site.




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lexad
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-02-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

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No news on skype webpage, is frustating to know that is no skype available for this torch :smileysad:((

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Hiren
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎04-03-2009
My Device: 9800 Torch / Playbook
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

There is an alternative (kind of) its called

 

IMPlus Talk: with free VoIP calls

 

There is a one of fee you have to pay though depends on how dependant you are to using VoIP calls. Also means no charge for upgrades

 

Lets you free text chat with skypers and cost-effective calling to any landlines / mobiles.

 

This might be of use to you?

 

Menu>App World>>Categories>IM & Social Networking>Instant Messaging>Find: IM

 

There are three versions

 

So try it for free - IMPlus Lite = No payment

 

IMPlusPro £33.15 with a free trial

 

IMPlus Talk: with free free VoIP calls = £24.85 with a free trial

 

Hope some of this is useful

 

 

Regards

 

Hiren

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lexad
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-02-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

yes i noticed that, but the problem with that software is that is not full duplex :smileysad:

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JSanders
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My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

Right now Verizon is the only (that I know of) which offers Skype for the BlackBerry, other than the couple of third party applications mentioned above.




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caglaroral
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-14-2011
My Device: Torch
My Carrier: Avea

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

IM+ Lite has half an hour limited Skype session. I got Torch too and I'm tired of waiting for them to release a version for BB and I dont want to pay anything for it cause its free for other platforms. So it led to my own solution. You may want to try this http://code.google.com/p/forward2mobile/ at least for chat.

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nabilb
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-12-2009
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Etisalat

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800

 

I also need to download skype for my BB torch 9800

 

did some checking around.  found on the web:

 

Iskoot:

 

http://iskoot.en.softonic.com/blackberry

 

http://www.mobyware.net/blackberry-torch-slider-9800-device-1610/internet-communications-tag/iskoot-...

...also some other softwares listed at bottom of this page....check them

 

 

Also try these:

 

http://www.mobyware.net/blackberry-torch-slider-9800-device-1610/internet-communications-tag/im-talk...

 

http://www.shape.ag/en/products/details.php?product=skype&platform=bb

 

 

I just found out the above.  Will try it after my summer vacation.  Will let you know my feedback.  In the meantime, if you do try any of the above, PLEASE do let me have your feedback of which ones worth it and those not worth it to install on my blackberry torch 9800.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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BillJ
Posts: 8,902
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Skype for BB torch 9800


JSanders wrote:

Right now Verizon is the only (that I know of) which offers Skype for the BlackBerry, other than the couple of third party applications mentioned above.



Just an update on the Skype issue.  JSanders is correct in saying that Verizon is the only carrier which offers Skype but that now applies to the U.S.  In fact, worldwide there are three or four carriers that offer it.  Verizon is the sole U.S. carrier, plus (I think) Three in the U.K. offers it as well as a carrier in (Bangladesh?).  Skype seems to really be dragging their feet when it comes to getting more carriers onboard.

 

 

I hope that offers some insight.  :smileyhappy:


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