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do you have to be connected to wifi to make a skype call from an iphone?

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Casual Tourist

Hi,

I have an iphone 4s and just purchased a skype credit thinking that I'd be able to use the skype app to call long distance numbers.  When I try to make a call (when my phone is on the 3G network) I get a message saying that I'm not connected and i cant make the call.  When I turn on wifi, I can make a call.  Does skype only work if connected to wifi?  I hope not!

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Novel Tourist

Yes - Unless you have a transport mechanism - there is no way

to connect the skype client to the internet - you need either the 3G or

Wifi Networks - does that mean you're out of luck - unfortunartely - yes  

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Former Ambassador
If I understood the original poster correctly he his connected to the Internet via 3G, in which case he should be able to make Skype calls to phone numbers.



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Novel Adventurer

do you have to be connected to 3g or wifi to skype ?

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Novel Adventurer

Same as subject

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Former Ambassador

You must be connected to the Internet one way or another to use Skype.




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