Skype Postpones Fees for iPhone App Calling Feature

Recent updates to the Skype application for iPhone reveal that the previously announced charges for Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G have been postponed until the end of 2010. Initially, these charges were expected to begin after August, but it appears users have been granted more time to enjoy free calls.

This extension comes as a relief to many who were upset by the initial announcement from Skype about the new charges, especially since the app had only recently begun supporting 3G calls.

The delay in charging could be a response to the significant backlash from the community, as the feedback from users has been overwhelmingly negative. Details on why this decision was made or why charges were considered in the first place have not been disclosed by Skype.

We will continue to monitor this situation for any further developments.


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