Skype comes to iPhone

Skype users will soon be able to talk to each other via the iPhone thanks to Truphone.

Officially announcing on Tuesday at the start of Macworld in San Francisco, Pocket-lint has learnt that Truphone will announce that it has worked with Skype to bring the ability to make Skype to Skype calls via the iPhone and the 2nd generation iPod touch.

All customers will have to do is to download the Truphone application and sign in with their Skype ID to see their regular contacts.

“The introduction of Skype calling and instant messaging represents yet another breakthrough for Truphone”, said Geraldine Wilson, Truphone CEO. “What this means for Truphone’s customers, is that they can now call or message all their Skype friends using their iPhone or iPod touch. This allows iPhone and iPod touch users to have a choice in how they stay in touch with friends and colleagues around the world all within the one application”.

The service is scheduled to be available to all customers the week starting 12 January 2009.

The company has also announced that it will be adding support for MSN, Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk to the service.