The official Skype Android app has been updated to support Android phones with lower screen resolutions, such as the HTC Wildfire and others. Several other performance improvements are included in the Skype Android application 1.0.1 update, and are described here.
Skype can be used to make PC-to-phone calls, to either landlines or to cell/mobile phones. There are a few different ways to pay for Skype calls to a regular phone line, namely by purchasing one of a number of Skype Monthly Subscriptions or by purchasing Skype Credit for calls at "Pay As You Go" rates. Depending on your calling habits, choosing one of these payment options could be considerably less expensive for you, when compared to choosing a different option.
Starting from Skype 4.2, it is now possible to make Skype HD video calls at 720p HD quality (1280×720 resolution at up to 30 frames per second). Skype had announced this HD video calling feature back in January, 2010, but only recently has a wider variety of HD webcams become available. Shown here is what is needed to make HD video calls over Skype, including details on several HD webcams (from Logitech, FreeTalk, faceVsion, and Microsoft).
Fring users have recently been blocked from using Skype accounts to make phone calls in Fring. (Skype Users Are Now Blocked From Making Calls Using Fring) Previously, Fring software had allowed one to use a mobile phone to call landlines and mobile phones through their Skype account (using Skype credit and call rates), rather than needing to call from a computer. Here are two alternatives to Fring that use Skype to make calls from an Android mobile phone. Update: A Skype app is now available for Android mobile phones.
An earlier post on TechUserFriendly.com discussed using Fring software to make phone calls using your Skype account, from your wi-fi enabled mobile phone. Unfortunately, however, at this time this is no longer possible. That is, you can no longer use your Skype account to make phone calls from Fring. Update: A new Skype app for Android phones is now available, to go along with some other alternatives to Fring for Skype voice calls.
Skype software allows you to make low-cost long distance calls from your computer, to phones or other computers around the world. Fring is a free software application for mobile phones, that easily allows you to make calls from your mobile phone, with your Skype account. Fring needs to connect to the internet to make calls, so use an existing Wi-Fi or wireless network connection to make calls without paying any extra costs. In other words, with Fring on your mobile phone, you can save money with Skype’s low long distance rates, and you can use your mobile phone when making long distance calls, without being stuck at your computer.
Skype offers several payment options, but for some it can be unclear which option is the cheapest or most inexpensive.
Depending on both the number of calls you make per month and the length of your average outgoing PC-to-phone call, you can save money by using the right plan, either Skype "Pay As You Go" Credit or a Skype Monthly Subscription. The price option that is the cheapest option for you is discussed below.