31-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Been playing with iSkoot today and it seems pretty cool. Its got a few features that you might have to pay for but the one redeeming feature is it "Automatically forwards calls from your PC to your phone, including your cell phone" without any subscription to the iSkoot service.
I dont think it will be long now until Skype offers a similar package that would hopefully be server based rather than residing on your pc like iSkoot does - IMO this should cut the switching time down.
Caveat - You need to have SkypeOut as you pay for the forwarding to your phone (mobile or landline) and the connection can take a few rings before it gets to your cellphone so the caller has to be patient.
25-01-2007, 11:32 AM
Motorola RAZR V3, SLVR L7, v557
Nokia 6600, 6680, 6682, N73, N80, E61/2
Palm Treo, 650, 680, 700p
To download this, just visit http://www.iskoot.com/trynow.php. Then choose your handset. I just tried it on my N80ie, no problem in installation and setup. Very easy and quick. Even though some users have reported that it doesn't work on wifi - mine worked well and it automatically used a wifi connection without my choosing it.
But I haven't tested it though, (Only my boss is online, still waiting for friends to be connected).
Skoot Puts Skype on Mobile Phones
Skype Certified™ iSkoot client software connects Skype with Motorola RAZR and Symbian-based mobile phones, more platforms to follow
CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 9, 2007 – iSkoot, the service provider for mobile Internet communications solutions, today announced that the iSkoot client software has been Skype Certified.
This confirms that iSkoot meets Skype’s standards for usability and quality, making it the first third-party mobile client software to be certified by Skype. iSkoot allows mobile phone users to place and receive Skype calls from their handsets, without the need for PCs, special hardware, or WiFi hot spots. Users simply use local rates or minutes from their plans to speak to Skype contacts or use SkypeOut™ to make inexpensive calls to any phone from their mobiles. This will initially be made available in the US with more markets to follow.
“Skype’s endorsement of iSkoot represents a significant benefit for the 136 million plus Skype users who can now enjoy Skype on their cell phone, without needing PCs, special hardware or WiFi hot spots,” said iSkoot CEO Jacob Guedalia.
“Skype is always looking for ways enrich people’s lives and make our software easier to access and use,“ said Eric Lagier, Skype’s Head of Business Development, Mobile. “iSkoot extends our reach while giving more mobility to our users who can now place and receive Skype calls straight from their mobile phones without needing WiFi. Skype’s certification of iSkoot gives our users total confidence that it meets our high standards and is a delight to use.“
Skype’s certification of iSkoot is part of the ongoing business relationship between the two companies. Skype and iSkoot also market the application to handset manufacturers and mobile operators, who could offer their customers service packages that include iSkoot.
Initially, the iSkoot client software supports Motorola RAZR phones and Symbian-based mobile phones, but the two companies will continue to work together and expand Skype to many more mobile platforms. iSkoot is available as a free download from www.iskoot.com.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., iSkoot is dedicated to becoming a leader in enabling mobile Internet telephony. iSkoot extends the reach of Internet telephony by allowing users to make and receive calls over the Internet using any mobile phone. With iSkoot, VoIP users are no longer bound to their PCs to make and receive calls. iSkoot enables users to take advantage of Internet phone services and buddy systems to make unlimited, superior quality voice calls via next-generation peer-to-peer software from their cell phones. The iSkoot product has been Skype certified. For more information, visit www.iskoot.com.
Skype is the world's fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing unlimited free voice, video and instant messaging communication between users of Skype Software. With over 136 million registered users, Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, voicemail, call forwarding and personalization including ringtones and avatars. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers.
Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more visit skype.com.
Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling.
iSkoot is a trademark of iSkoot Inc. Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, Skype Certified, Skypecasts, associated logos and the “S” symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited. All other trademarks, service marks and company names are the property of their respective owners.
27-01-2007, 07:55 AM
I tested it today on my v360 (I downloaded the v5xx version) - I can chat, but no calling with mtn edge - not sure if it is the phone or the app or mtn. Otherwise - this is awesome.