AT&T opens its network to VoIP apps. Skype is happy but wants more
AT&T has informed Apple, the FCC and the whole world that it allows third-party VoIP apps for iPhone to run on its 3G and 2G networks. Until now, you could use VoIP on an AT&T iPhone only via Wi-Fi.
According to a letter to the FCC (PDF link), AT&T allows the use of VoIP over its network “effective immediately”, so iPhone owners can probably take advantage of VoIP apps right away.
Skype, the most well-known provider of VoIP apps for mobile, is obviously happy about AT&T’s announcement.
However, Skype wants more, as it announced that it’s still waiting for “further developments” to enable the use of Skype on any network and any device – basically, the company wants a “government policy that protects openness and benefits consumers.”