New iPhone SDK Enables VOIP Over 3G
Well folks, a day we have all been waiting a long time for has finally come. The new version of the iPhone SDK released today for use with the iPad has removed the longstanding restriction preventing VOIP traffic over 3G. This means you can talk over your data plan for very cheap and not use your expensive voice minutes!
They added the following interesting comment:
Interestingly, iCall says its 3G-friendly VoIP app is available now, and is the first and only such app in the App Store — which seems like some pretty quick turnaround on everyone’s part, but apparently the 3G restriction wasn’t anything to do with the software itself, but instead a server-side block. We just tested this out and it totally works, and while we’ll be looking for more verification that the ban has indeed been lifted, it sounds like it’s time for some cheaply connected international parties in the streets.
Parties in the streets indeed. Can anyone else confirm this?
As noted previously, Skype has a 3G capable version of their app ready and waiting for this restriction to be lifted. Considering the quick turnaround on iCall’s part, it can’t be long before Skype and others follow suit.