Skype calls without 3G and Wifi
Dear TiPb Community,
We would appreciate your feedback on our latest Skype "web app" called Mani-Sky, that allows calls from iPhone to Skype without 3G or Wifi.
It works on any mobile network in the UK, US, Canada and many other countries serviced by Manifone. By sending the voice through as a phone call instead of data packets, it provides a much better user experience in terms of call quality than traditional solutions. It's a web-based application, and consumes very little data traffic (only during call setup).
Please have a look at manisky.manifone.com to see how it works and test it live. Your suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated.
- 07-30-2010, 07:49 AM #2
- 07-30-2010, 09:22 AM #3
- 07-30-2010, 09:51 AM #4
Sorry, the description I gave may have been a bit confusing:
Mani-Sky is an alternative to various Skype applications that run on your mobile phone. But unlike all those applications, it does not require a Wifi- or 3G internet connection to work - so it works also while on the move, in the car, on the train, etc. It works by routing your call to your Skype friend (who can be anywhere in the world) via a local phone number in your country.
- What do you pay? a price of a local call - could be free if included in your montly plan.
- What do you get? Calls from your mobile to Skype eg. calls from the US to Iraq.
- How is it diffent from Skype's own mobile app and other alternatives? It has far better sound quality and is always available as long as you have mobile coverage.
I hope this helps Thanks for your feedback!
- 07-31-2010, 08:47 AM #6
No, it sounds like the description you gave was accurate. In the US, we have unlimited data with most of our plans. On AT&T, you can't even use an iPhone without a data plan. The voice minutes - even a local call - are what cost us dearly. So your proposal would wind up costing us rather than saving us.
Example, I use voice minutes, it comes out of my total of 900 voice minutes for the month. If I use Skype, it's just data and I lose nothing.
- 07-31-2010, 01:27 PM #7
Sometimes it can be a life-saver
- 08-06-2010, 10:41 AM #11