Skype Lite


Reportedly no longer works. This is the last version of the official Skype mobile Java app. It was discontinued in 2010 and is no longer supported and worked though most of 2012 but doesn’t seem to anymore.

At this point it’s only been confirmed to work on the Sanyo Incognito. It loads on my Motorola i776 and Motorola Rambler but I can’t get past the initial screen where you select your language. I can highlight English but none of the keys let me accept my selection and move to the next screen. BoostApps user Vintage Stephan tested  it on his Incognito and reports that it works perfectly for Skype IM, but he hasn’t been able to get the voice calling feature working.

The way this app is supposed to work for voice calls is that it calls a US number to connect to the Skype network rather than using a data connection. So if you aren’t on the unlimited plan, calls will not be free, even to Skype numbers.  Skype Lite is mainly useful for Skype IM and, if the calling feature would work, for cheap international calling. You are supposed to be able to make calls to Skype numbers anywhere in the world for the cost of a local call.   Skype IM is fully supported and uses only data.

I suspect this app will work on other Sanyo phones and possibly other non-Motorola phones. If you try it on any phone other than the Incognito, please leave a comment letting other users if it works.

Type: Freeware
Author: Skype
Data Connection Required: yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Boost CDMA Compatible: (tested on Sanyo Incognito): Yes
iDEN Compatible: (tested on i776): No
Reported working on: Sanyo Incognito
Reported NOT working on: Motorola Rambler, Motorola i776

The app “Skype” (329KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: “Skype”.


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To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jarzip