Skype

Skype for Pocket PC Beta 3.0.0.256

Talk for free with Skype on your PDA

Skype for Windows Mobile allows you to make free Skype-to-Skype calls using a 3G or WiFi connection. View full description

PROS

  • Compact, easy-to-use interface
  • Permits group chats
  • Send files
  • Full range of Skype emoticons

CONS

  • No video functionality
  • Occasional delays in sending text messages

Very good
8

Skype for Windows Mobile allows you to make free Skype-to-Skype calls using a 3G or WiFi connection.

This mobile version of the Skype VOIP client also lets you call phones with Skype credits, as well as allowing you to receive calls on your online number, send instant messages, share files, and more.

Using Skype on your phone is dead easy. Once launched, the program gives you all sorts of warnings to notify you that it will be using your mobile Internet connection. Then it's just a case of signing in with your regular Skype account details to get started.

Your contacts will all be imported and displayed in the main window, along with details of their statuses. To call a person, just tap on their name and hit the phone icon. The call quality in our tests was excellent, and as long as your connection is stable you shouldn't experience any drop outs.

Instant messaging features

The IM feature in Skype for Windows Mobile is easy to use and includes a range of emoticons, templates for one-click replies, file sharing, and the ability to add other participants to the conversation. We did note a few lags in the time between the messages being typed and arriving at their destination.

Skype keeps a record of all your text conversations, as well as logging your call history, voicemails, and files exchanged. You can view this information at any time just by clicking the 'History' button from the well-organized main menu.

Skype settings

There are a few settings you can tinker around with that help you personalize your Skype experience. For instance, you can choose to enable or disable the Mood message prompt, forward calls to another number, and block calls from people you don’t trust.

If you're expecting a fully-fledged version of Skype that has all the features of the PC or Mac version of the program then you'll be a little disappointed. There's no video conferencing or games, for example, and there are no tools for organizing your contacts into categories.

Sadly, Skype is no longer officially supported for Windows Mobile and the developer says it has no plans to release more updates for Windows phones in the future. However, you can still download the app from Softonic and use it for free. It’s worth trying, because Skype for Windows Mobile offers everything you'd expect from a mobile version of the great VOIP app - it's easy to use, it's fun, and it's free!

Skype is a little program for making free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers.

Download, register, install, plug in your headset, speakers or USB phone and start calling your friends. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don’t even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear. It just, you know… works. And now you can use the world famous program on Pocket PC! Is this the end of the telephone?

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Skype for Pocket PC Beta 3.0.0.256

User reviews about Skype

  • Patrabdu

    by Patrabdu

    "Skype for Windows mobile 6.5"

    tried to install it on my HTC HD Mini running windows mobile 6.5 app will not install states not a valid pocket pc appli... More.

    reviewed on October 2, 2012

  • Pumagoi

    by Pumagoi

    "Skype for windows mobile 6.5"

    tried to install it on my Samsung GT-B7300 running windows mobile 6.5 app will not install states not a valid pocket pc... More.

    reviewed on October 16, 2011

  • gionetz

    by gionetz

    "Works fine on an Enterprise 211"

    I wish there was a way to adjust/create a better audio profile, you need the "overall" volume on 10 bu... More.

    reviewed on October 6, 2011

  • aussiegreens

    by aussiegreens

    "skype for windows mobile 6.5"

    jst down loaded and tried to install it on my HTC HD2 running windows mobile 6.5 app will not install states not a vali... More.

    reviewed on August 9, 2011

  • heeksbleek›

    by heeksbleek›

    "Not valid application for PocketPCheeksbleek@hotmail.com"

    When I try to install it on my iPAQ 214 Enterpise (WM6) I get the message: "SkypeMobile is not valid PocketPC a... More.

    reviewed on July 22, 2011

  • HunJustme

    by HunJustme

    "It's Work"

    This beta is work on i900 omnia. Work only with wiffi connection not work with data cable. Maybe we have to setting up p... More.

    reviewed on May 24, 2011