I am considering getting an online number, the ? i have is if i do not have access to a computer in my travels can i still take calls based on the criteria set out for an online number on my Iphone.IE Local call for the person calling me and local rate
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Yes, you can accept calls to your Online Number via the Skype app on your iPhone. It won't matter where you're located (with a very few exceptions) as long as you have a decent Internet connection.
02-05-2012 22:36 - edited 02-05-2012 22:36
Ehhh....I'm not sure I understand that last.
If someone is calling your Online Number it won't matter to them where you are when you answer the call. It also won't matter to you where you are.
That's the way Skype works and I think that's as clear as I can make it.
Skype WiFi is a service with which you can use Skype credits to pay for a not-free wifi hotspot. Airport Boingo hotspots, for example.
If you have free wifi available you don't need Skype WiFi. You also don't need it if you're connecting via cellular data...3G, etc.
Just remember that using 3G data in another country (if you are travelling) can be extremely expensive. A lot of users turn off their 3G data on the iPhone when they leave their own country and just use WiFi abroad.
Check with your wireless carrier what the data roaming costs are before you go.