This is really no big deal for Verizon users who have been able to do that since March but, thanks to some creative tweaking, the all-carrier version of Skype for Android can now make calls over 3G in the US. If you remember, the version distributed in the Market prompts you to enable WiFi in order to make calls to both Skype and regular phone numbers.

Xeudoxus (known for his work on Dark Edge) got a bit creative with the Skype apk and has released it to the on-the-go Skyping masses. If you're a Skype user who frequently makes phone calls via the service, this could potentially be a godsend. I just tested it out and the call quality is perfect.

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I invite you to note my lack of a wifi icon in the status bar and also to ignore that I hit the volume rocker while taking the screenshot.

For now, this will work but in the future I can definitely see Skype making this workaround not work. Hopefully the company gets its head in the game and allows this functionality by default (along with move to SD support).

You do not need to be rooted to do this. Just install it like you would any other apk. You can download the apk from this Megaupload link or from the original forum post.

Source: DroidLife

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • l3wish

    Call fails on the G2

  • hackmeister

    Works on my Nexus One on T-Mobile. I'm running stock Froyo

  • rcprater

    Just like the native app, no support for the Samsung Vibrant :(

    • http://www.GrantGarrison.com OMGrant

      Hamburgers, I'm assuming no support for Epic 4G either x_x

  • Peter

    Simply awesome. Works brilliantly (as reported above) on N1.


    I installed the modded version, which provided me full access to my information
    (Skype credit, contacts, profile). When I attempt to make a 3g call, I either get
    "Call ended" or "already 2 ongoing calls, you must end one call before you can start another".... Using mytouch4g, t-mobile android 2.2, not rooted.

    I thought if I re-establish a Skype phone number would make a difference...
    same error messages!

    Added a North America calling plan....
    still same error messages!

    Can use Skype on wifi.


    • George

      Did you ever find a solution? I'm getting the exact same problem on a T-Mobile G2, rooted.

      • Brian

        It's also doing it on my Galaxy S 4G, rooted.