Skype?

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  1. Fabis94
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    I know nintendo aren't planning Skype software on DS/DSi, but are is there a Skype homebrew app? I mean, eBuddy allows MSN and other stuff on the DS, is there maybe a different company that does the same, but with Skype?
     
  2. ChuckMcB

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    I'm afraid not, Skype is closed source so only Skype can port it to the DS..and there is no sign that they will. Nearest alternative is SvSIP

    ps. Beup is a standalone MSN app for the DS
     
  3. Fabis94
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    I know Beup [​IMG]
    But with SvSIP are there any rates for calling to other phones? Or you can only call people on the internet. If so, how do u find their numbers? [​IMG]
     
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    You can call actual landlines as long as your SIP provider allows it. Which means you need an SIP provider. None of them are going to let you call landlines for free because it costs them money to do that, so the best you can do with SVSIP is to keep signing up for free accounts at some site like Viopbuster to get the free trial minutes.
     
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    Don't bother even setting SvSIP up. The quality of the DS mike is garbage. You can hear the other person very softly and they cant understand you at all because of the quality. So basically its useless.

    on top of that u need to pay or use trials, and these trials are very short so its a pain to keep on getting trials.
     
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    Myeah, it would be cool if Skype would port their software to the DS.
     
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    skype is the program that use for calling friend isn't? maybe forget it because the DS mic quality is below good. I mean in some games that need a speech you have to speak cleary or DS will only take your breath. what's fun if you can only hear a breath?
     
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    In Skype you can chat with text too [​IMG] That's what i want. Not talking with voice and that jizz, but to chat with my friends that have Skype.
     
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    that's good to hear. but isn't there an application to chat build in the NDS called picochat already? or u may wanna try something else like skype?
     
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    Do you even own a DS?
     
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    /shrug it's worked fine for me in the past.

    I wouldn't want to rely on it as my sole communication, but in a pinch, it works just fine