Skype has just released a fabulous app for the iPad that works for both old and new models. If you are using an original iPad, you won’t be able to broadcast videos (d’uh), but you can see your callers if they have their video turned on. There are some other limitations – like no group video calls and no file sharing – but that still leaves a lot of flexibility.
Now I see they’ve also cut the price on Skype Premium. If you choose the annual payment plan, its 50% off or $54. You’ll get a 25% discount is you choose quarterly payments. Skype Premium gives you all the goodies of free Skype and unlimited group video calls, unlimited calls to regular and mobile calls in the US and Canada and group screen-sharing (Mac users only).
Skype Premium is not device dependent. If you’ve got Skype Premium, you’ve got it on whatever computer or device you are using. As long as you’re logged in using your account, it’s all available to you.
Next up is Skype on Comcast. The deal’s been made to include it built into the cable box. We’re just waiting for it to be implemented. I’m looking forward to sharing Christmas – and many more special days – with our California family from the comfort of my big screen tv.