AT&T allows VoIP on 3G for the iPhone.
It’s like the day that would never come but we knew that it would someday. AT&T has just releases a statement that they will allow Voice over IP (VoIP) on their 3G network for the iPhone.
This means the next version of Skype iPhone App will be able to make voice calls when it’s on the 3G network in addition to the Wi-Fi network.
AT&T today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T’s wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision.
There’s no word about Google Voice and SlingPlayer type service yet.
Previously AT&T prohibited VoIP apps such as Skype to make audio calls on the 3G network.