Skype Finally Updated With Background VoIP



Perhaps it took a little longer than expected, but promise of background VoIP via the Giant Blue S has finally been fulfilled: With the Skype app’s 2.0.1 update, it’ll now run in the background (on any iPhone updated to iOS4, of course). Launch it, leave it running, and it’ll function just like your AT&T account — as long as the incoming call is from a Skype account, or you’ve paid for a Skype online number.

It also means that you’ll be able to switch the screen off or mess around with other apps on your iPhone while gabbing away on Skype.

The update arrives barely a week after Fring users suddenly lost the ability to make calls with Fring using their Skype accounts.