Skype’s telephone and video conferencing app could very well be a serious contender to Apple’s own iPad FaceTime app, which allows users to make audio video calls to other FaceTime users on the iPhone and iPad. With Skype, on the other hand, users can make and receive video calls to and from other Skype members for free. First generation iPad and iPhone 3Gs without a front facing camera will receive video only.
For a small fee, using Pay As you Go Skype Credit, members can make calls to landline phones, non-Skype, and international calls.
Skype for the iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G, and it can connect with other iOS devices, PCs and Macs, and even Skype-enabled TVs.
The front-facing camera of the iPad 2 provides complete phone call mobility. Users can talk face-to-face or show what they’re seeing with the front and back-facing camera. The app also works with any H264 compatible devices, including TVs.
Skype for the iPad requires iOS 4.0 or above.