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Good news for iPhone owners out there who use Skype. The VoIP company has released Skype 2.0 for the iPhone which finally offers the ability to make calls over 3G networks, instead of having to rely on a Wi-Fi network. According to Skype, other additional benefits of the latest update include audio enhancements, improved start-up times, and an enhanced call quality indicator. While this is great news, don’t get too excited just yet, as it seems that Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are only free until the end of August 2010, after which there will be a monthly fee. Feels a little disappointing to have the good news mixed with the bad news, doesn’t it? Let’s see what the monthly fees are, and hopefully they don’t burn a hole in our pocket. It’s also worth noting that Verizon subscribers who use Skype on their phones don’t actually use their data plan to place SkypeOut calls, but use a special number and their wireless minutes instead. Check out a video of it in action after the jump.

It’s worth noting that while the changelog mentions free calling until the end of August, the press release states that it’s until the end of the year. Looks like we’ll have to wait to find out which one is accurate.

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