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Skype for iPhone surpasses 1 million downloads in two days

“This is a phenomenal fact and we are sure it is one of the fastest downloaded iPhone applications,” said Peter Parkes on a Skype blog. Skype for iPhone was launched last Tuesday and stands out for the ease of connecting to Skype from any Wi-Fi connection point, to call friends and family for free or using a low rate.

Meanwhile Skype for iPhone has been blocked by Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, Germany’s exclusive phone provider and telecommunications giant, does not allow the use of voice over Internet programs (VoIP) applications on its network.

Alexander von Schmettow, a spokesman for Deutsche Telekom AG told the Chicago Tribune that iPhone contracts at the company’s T-Mobile unit had blocked VoIP applications since 2007. Schmettow said such applications could slow down the T- network. Mobile, although Skype’s lawyer Robert Miller insisted that Skype for the iPhone does not affect the proper functioning of the network.

It is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch with 2.1 software. Skype for iPhone is available for free from the App Store.