hey, ever wanted to get rid of your headset and use your mobile device for skype? last year i came across an application, which looked promising, but was really crap.
the piece of software i talk about is called im+ for skype. it let’s you conntect your device with your local pc, where skype is installed, over a mobile data connection. so in order to use it your pc has to be turned on, your skype must be up and running and your firewall has to accept incoming connections. what a miserable situation!
now i discovered a way better solution: with fring, you can use your mobile device to make voip-calls not only to users of skype, but also to googletalk, msn and sip endpoints. after you have installed a small mobile application (which was quite easy and well guided) you are ready to use your skype account without the need of further pc software. i have used it with my local wlan on a nokia e61 and it works quite perfect. you even don’t need a fast mobile connection like umts, because fring consumes only about 8mb for a 60 minutes voip-call and about 10kb (!!) per hour connectivity.