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    Eqo is a service that lets you talk to your skype contacts. Anyone get it to work with the 650 (requires J2ME)?

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    Last edited by marc1; 02/08/2006 at 03:31 PM.
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    Choose your Treo model here, click on "More Info" and sign up to be notified when it will be available.

    Unfrtunately, it looks like we will need to install J2ME.

    Also, unfortunately, you cannot call other Skype users for free. This system uses SkypeOut credits to call from your computer to your mobile. And after the beta period, EQO will be charging for the service.

    However, this may still be a useful option.

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    Mods please move to the "Communications" forum.
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    It's available now for the 650 (as of April 6th??). I'm trying it now.

    http://www.netstumbler.com/newswire/...m_to_palm_tre/

    Also see:
    http://community.eqo.com/forum/impro...t_for_treo_650

    One bit of strangeness so far ... it asks for your carrier, but Sprint isn't one of the options. But the carrier name just seems to be used to download the software to your Treo, and there are other ways to do this (the installation program does it anyhow, and there's another documented technique using your Treo's web browser).
    Last edited by jae_63; 04/11/2006 at 09:39 AM. Reason: added newswire announcement
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    Bummer, I got it installed, but I now realize that it won't work on a Sprint 650 because Skype (using Skypeout credits) on your computer needs to call you on your phone while you still have an active data call.

    Maybe there's a workaround, e.g. if the software drops its data connection immediately after telling Skype to call you. But then ending the Skype call properly (without wasting your SkypeOut credits) becomes problematic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jae_63
    Bummer, I got it installed, but I now realize that it won't work on a Sprint 650 because Skype (using Skypeout credits) on your computer needs to call you on your phone while you still have an active data call.

    Maybe there's a workaround, e.g. if the software drops its data connection immediately after telling Skype to call you. But then ending the Skype call properly (without wasting your SkypeOut credits) becomes problematic.
    Now this might explains the idea of all GSM carriers listed in setup process because otherwise (if CDMA was supported) all incoming calls to your mobile would be sent to voice mail while you are chatting on skype
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    I've been testing it over the last few days:

    I had a great call with a buddy in PA but when we tried the chat feature, I did not receive his replies although they showed up fine on my PC. I left a few comments on the EQO forums...

    It's still beta for the Treo so we can expect fixes in the future...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehsan
    Now this might explains the idea of all GSM carriers listed in setup process because otherwise (if CDMA was supported) all incoming calls to your mobile would be sent to voice mail while you are chatting on skype

    Right, although I didn't get that far since the Skype call just went to my Voicemail. Also see:
    http://community.eqo.com/forum/sprint_pcs
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    What we need is a real Skype client for Palm OS

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