Which mobile data service outside the US offers free Skype calls to its subscribers? Regarding free skype calls to Sprint subscribers in US.
Technically, Skype uses an ordinary internet connection masquarading as web traffic, so it's not a question of "offering" it but rather, as not making efforts to block it. All you need is a 3G or 4 G service. There are many providers that fall into that category. In the UK, I know for a fact that 3 will allow you to use Skype, but there must be hundreds of other providers internationally who will let you use Skype.
Thanks. Please note that question implies similar to how facebook page mobile data charges nullified through partnership with mobile service providers. So even if other apps which incur internet charges , the skype app would not incur mobile data charge
There's a critical difference between "free Facebook allowance" and free Skype use. With facebook, the ISP/mobile provider can simply filter our any traffic coming from facebook.com from its data count. Skype to Skype calls, on the other hand, run as a peer to peer service. That is, it runs between your computer/mobile and the other user's computer/mobile. There's not obvious way to identify the traffic as being Skype-related. One way to idenfity such traffic would be to have a special version of Skype which would communicate with the service provider and report the amount of data used for Skyping.
3, which I mentioned earlier, did provide a branded version of Skype, but as far as I know they did not exempt Skype from the data limit. In fact, it would be a strange thing for a mobile provider to do - give you a contract for phone calls & data, and provide you with a means of bypassing it. Still, keep looking, perhaps there's a company out there that offers that!
I'm not aware of any mobile services providers who "offer free skype calls". Skype calls are free anyway.
hi. Please note that 'free' does not imply not only free skype-to-skype but also mobile data charges incurred through the mobile service provider. Please look at an example in question description