Skype for iPhone has been approved and released in the App Store. That's great. Video calling is getting more and more prevalent. And for those that don't have an iPhone 4 or a Mac for FaceTime can now chat video chat with all their iPhone 4 friends that were left out of the loop.
One thing that is interesting about this release, is that Skype for iPhone works over the 3G networks. Seriously. Apple and AT&T allows it. But AT&T doesn't allow Apple's own FaceTime over their network. Like wha? Really?
I think that the over-3G video quality for Skype gets dropped down to a lower bit-rate than for when over WiFi, but for those of us that prefer FaceTime, Apple's own video calling technology that's hard-wired into the phone application, we still have to jailbreak if we want to use it over 3G. Weird, huh?
I know of people that use WiFi cards like Verizon's MiFi card, carrying it with them wherever they go, just so they can FaceTime when not around a WiFi hotspot. So, isn't about time the restriction on FaceTime to go away?