October 7, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Regarding the Skype Android app that recently became available, the disappointment of many U.S. users can be expressed by a comment we received from Twitter user doyleJack
@androinica Wifi only. What’s the point???
What’s the point, indeed, Jack; but we can now circumvent this hang-up (for the time being at least). Xeudoxus of DroidForums has hacked the Skype Android app in order to remove the lockdown that makes users able to place calls only on WiFi. The hacked version can now place calls on 3G, 4G, or more g, which greatly improves on the usability of the app.
Download the link while you can from DroidForums. Then follow our tutorial for loading APK’s from outside the Android Market.
A few things to consider:
- Verizon customers and Android users outside of the United States do not have to worry about this hack because its version of Skype already includes 3G calling support.
- AT&T customers are unable to load APK’s from outside of the Market using the tutorial posted. If you have the misfortune of being an AT&T subscriber, use this method.
- This probably counts against your monthly minutes