I just ordered a Thunderbolt. In the mean time:
I was wondering if someone could tell me if Skype Audio Calls (via Verizon's Voice network, not 3G/LTE/Wifi) are working? Currently, I use the Verizon Skype app on my Droid Incredible and it works great. I'm not worried about minutes because I never go over. All Skype calls go through a special assigned Skype number that the app generates and Verizon deducts regular voice minutes for the length of the conversation.
I don't care about video calling - I just want to be able to use Skype Voice calls on my Thunderbolt without having to be connected to WiFi.
I've searched the web over and over, but nobody seems to have an answer. Everybody is focusing on video.
I know that there is a Skype Video app for Thunderbolt in the Market, but apparently the app doesn't work at all? Can one use the regular Verizon-branded Skype App on the Thunderbolt for Skype calls without video?
Thanks...now I'm thinking I made the wrong decision to leave my precious 1-year old INC and go for the Bolt.~~~ Android Rox ~~~
- 05-28-2011, 02:11 AM #2
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- 05-28-2011, 12:42 PM #8
I'm running CyanogenMod 7.0 on my Incredible and even on the Inc, Skype Mobile goes offline frequently so I have to constantly keep checking whether it's online. It shouldn't go offline because I never lose 3G access.~~~ Android Rox ~~~
- 05-28-2011, 01:06 PM #10
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- 05-29-2011, 10:00 AM #17Former Verizon Wireless Technical Consultant
I think Verizon & HTC really screwed up on this phone. They wanted it all: 4.3" screen + LTE. It just doesn't work. They should have been more modest and made a 3.7" or at the most a 4" screen.
Of course, I have yet to receive the phone in the mail. I'm nervous b/c I've never bought a phone on ebay. Right now, my Incredible has Assurion on it, but once I switch to the ebay Thunderbolt, Verizon will want nothing to do with me. You're pretty much on your own once you tell them that you got a phone from a private party.
I have a 7-day return policy so if this is one of those scandalous faulty Thunderbolts (some users have reported returning 3+ phone back to Verizon), I'm shipping it back.~~~ Android Rox ~~~
- 05-29-2011, 08:53 PM #19
My problem is fragmentation of Skype itself. There are two different versions, why? If I want video I have to use Skype for mobile. I don't like that. I have the regular version of Skype and it won't do video. I never need to Skype mobile, so why am I being forced to use that if I want video?
- 05-29-2011, 09:13 PM #20
Skype Mobile (which is for Verizon only) is only fragmented twice. One is for non-video capable phones. The other is for video. Its just easier having a customized version of Skype Mobile for video-capable devices. Otherwise, both versions operate the same.Former Verizon Wireless Technical Consultant
- 05-29-2011, 09:14 PM #21
- 05-30-2011, 08:40 PM #22
Anyone having audio issues with the leaked version of Skype? Video is fine, but the person on the other end does not get any audio from me, only video. I get their video and audio okay. I am calling from my thunderbolt to a windows laptop. Any thoughts?