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Skype

by Skype Software S.a.r.l
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.4.501.39608
  • 4.4.501.39608 Skype for Android Updating to Version 4.4, Features Quality Improvements and New Tablet UI.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005R32L66
  • Original Release Date: September 29, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Free Skype-to-Skype IM, audio and video calling
  • Low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines
  • Ability to receive Skype calls and call forwarding
  • Conference calls and Group IMs

Product Description
Skype
Skype
Make free Skype-to-Skype calls
Skype All Over the World

When it comes to keeping in touch with your family and friends, Skype does it all. You can send free Skype-to-Skype instant messages, calls and video calls over WiFi or 3G right on your Android device (check with your IP about data charges). Send cheap SMS to mobiles and call landlines at great Skype rates while you're on the move. You love using Skype on your personal computer; imagine the power of Skype on your Android smartphone.

Great Long-Distance Rates

With Skype for Android, you have the same benefits that you get from Skype on your home computer. This app features Skype's low rates for phone calls to global landlines and mobiles. You can stop worrying over your plan's minutes. Skype global calls don't use your wireless plan minutes. Simply pay-as-you-go with Skype Credit or get a monthly subscription for the best rates.

Skype
Import your contacts list
Free Phone Calls

You can make that phone call for free if your contact has a Skype account. Free Skype-to-Skype calls also don't use up your minutes. And as long as you are signed in to the Skype application, you can receive Skype calls on your Android phone. Set up call fowarding as well.

Skype
Keep in touch with old friends
Free Instant Messaging

Add all your friends to the same instant message (IM) conversation and decide on the time and place for your Saturday night without all the e-mails and phone tag. See when people are online and get instant answers to quick questions with Skype Instant Messenger, whether your colleagues are next door or on the other side of the world. Instant Messages are free with all your Skype contacts.

Video Calls

Skype's free video-calling service is also available for compatible devices. See your family and friends' smiles and expressions as you chat over Skype's high-quality video stream. To make video calls, you need an Android phone with a front-facing camera and chipset with NEON technology support that is running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above.

Please note: Due to Android restrictions, devices running Android 2.2 will only be able to use the rear-facing camera. Devices with Android 2.3 or higher will be able to use both front and rear-facing cameras. Additional operator data charges may apply; check with your phone carrier for details or use a Wi-Fi connection. Be sure to enable your front-facing camera before launching video calling.

Skype for Android Features:
  • Free instant messaging, Group IM, and Skype SMS
  • Free Skype-to-Skype calling
  • Free Skype video calls (on select phones that can support video with a front-facing camera)
  • Call landlines and mobile phones with low Skype rates instead of your plan's minutes
  • Receive Skype calls and calls to online numbers
  • Participate in conference calls
  • Synchronize with Android and native contacts
  • Call forwarding
  • Favorite contacts and contact list filtering via groups
  • Send pictures, videos, and files

Technical Details

  • Size: 17MB
  • Version: 4.4.501.39608
  • Developed By: Skype Software S.a.r.l
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • com.amazon.device.messaging.permission.RECEIVE
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Modify global audio settings
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Read the sync stats
    • Write the sync settings
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Read the sync settings
    • Access the vibration feature
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Graet May 1, 2013
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great program. we loved it! We you it all the time with no issues. I recommend it to every one.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Skype video calls December 3, 2012
Verified Purchase
It's ok, but video calls are jerky, lagging, even a I5 16gb memory pc's, and Vizio, Android tablets with 32Gb memory, all having access to a 30+ cable speed network. But it's a novelty.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well on the Samsung Galaxy SIII December 11, 2012
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It allows my daughter to see her grandparents who live halfway across the state. It also allows me to use a skype number as a Home phone, and a decent IM client, too.
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172 of 229 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skype is NOT For Tablets October 1, 2012
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I have a 7" EMATIC e-Glide Steal that comes with a forward facing camera. This is what I tried to download and use SKYPE on. For some reason SKYPE works great on my laptop and it worked great on my old desktop, but the tablet is another story. It seems to see the tablet as a telephone and refuses to access the camera. I tried to use my current account, which it could not recognize on the tablet; I tried to set up a new account, which it refused to see as anything except a telephone, so I gave up and deleted it. Maybe it is the hardware that poses a problem, I don't know, but in my opinion SKYPE is not the same on a tablet as it is on your PC. Be warned to avoid the frustration I went through.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to Work Well..... January 3, 2013
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I have only used Skype several times for video calls, but it appears to work seamlessly and smoothly. When installed. it configured itself automatically to my tablet's mic, speakers, WiFi & camera and worked well on the first call. The only reason I didn't give it five stars at this time is that I had to stumble through the menus and selections to find the features and actions I wanted.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Good Enough February 6, 2013
By Rushi G
Skype would definitely be nice to have on your phone to use, but this just doesn't cut it. Despite the efforts to bring a full Skype experience to your phone, you just can't. Therefore, this version will miss out on some of your favorite features from the desktop version. For casual users this is perfect, but if you use Skype often and need something that you can rely on for permanent Skyping, don't go with the mobile version alone, get the desktop version as well.
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110 of 149 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! October 9, 2011
By Chexy
I have the Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G and it works just fine on my phone. You just gotta remember that just like with any phone you're using a program and if you're in a bad area with spotty reception it's going to be laggy just like anything else would be.

Chat works fantastic, Calling does what its supposed to do albeit a little laggy sometimes with the newer updates. Much better than my experiences with Tango or Oovoo!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars won't work on android 2.3 tablet February 5, 2012
Verified Purchase
I love the app on my Apple products got me an inexpensive Nextbook premium 8 to Skype with but camera won't function. Guessing my product not supported. Obviously fragmentation of android makes everything like this hit or miss. Will never buy another Android product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not cool
I can not seam to make it work tryd every thing it is not very easy to go no it love face time & ooVoo
Published 16 hours ago by Evi Ingram
1.0 out of 5 stars Very bad since Microsoft buy it
It is very bad for the cell phones now.
Sudden cutting, unstable voice & ringing. the worst is it takes the location preference automatically and never allow you to change. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Baher Aziz Soliman
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't download It
I couldn't download the app to my Droid Razor MAXX. I triedm downloading from Amazon and Google Play and got an error stating the number "24" and some symbols during the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by James R. Care
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to keep in touch!
This is a great app for keeping in touch with family and friends who dont live near. I was able to keep in touch with a friend who lives in a different country. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Krystal Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Skype! Should be a requirement for Dating Sites
I chose this rating as I think Skype is great and fun. I have this problem. Not many of my friends have it. Read more
Published 2 days ago by garcorb
3.0 out of 5 stars It is alright as long as the others also have skype
I suppose it would be wonderful but for the fact that it only works if all parties have it. I really have no opinion
Published 2 days ago by Melanie Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked really well
It did everything I wanted it to, and in an efficient manner. It works really well for me. I suggest you get it.
Published 3 days ago by Leah Burger
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Awesome!! Great app! Wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends. Highly recommend! Easy to skype on the go
Published 10 days ago by ecb1005
5.0 out of 5 stars Must5 have
It is skype,who does not like skyping someone for free using there video messaging. I use this app often while on deployment
Published 11 days ago by Doug See
5.0 out of 5 stars works great on 4G
Just put it on my android phone and it works great. Using it on 4G and is free of any skips.
Published 12 days ago by Mark Meyers
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