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Skype Mobile for Verizon coming tomorrow

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2010 17:56 User comments (3)

Skype Mobile for Verizon coming tomorrow Verizon Wireless and Skype today have announced Skype Mobile will be available to Verizon subscribers beginning tomorrow, the 25th of March.
The service, reads the press release will "use the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls, providing Verizon Wireless customers with a superior experience and top-notch call quality."

Skype Mobile will be available for devices running Android as well as BlackBerrys either at www.verizonwireless.com/skypemobile or at www.skype.com/go/mobile. Visit the latter link through a PC and enter your mobile number to receive a text with a link. Both Android and BlackBerry users will also be able to download the app via their respective app stores.

The main advantages of using Skype Mobile are the following:

* make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype contact around the globe;
* send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users;
* manage the Skype contact list directly from the mobile application; and
* call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates.

Says Russ Shaw, general manager of Mobile for Skype: "Skype mobile will deliver an unparalleled experience for Verizon Wireless customers. It will be the best way to enjoy unlimited conversations with Skype contacts all over the world at no extra cost. In addition, Skype mobile will allow people to easily and inexpensively make calls to landlines and mobiles abroad at Skype rates."

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3 user comments

124.3.2010 21:56

what's so ridiculous is that in anticipation of having to eventually allow skype usage over their networks both verizon and at&t completely did away with their data only rate plans. now they make you have to have voice services regardless to suck more money out of their customers.

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224.3.2010 23:36

Not true. Verizon still offers its $50 data only plan- it's just hidden away under the business plans on the website. I was using it plus Skype on WinMo for almost a year.

325.3.2010 14:20

Originally posted by Furyus:
Not true. Verizon still offers its $50 data only plan- it's just hidden away under the business plans on the website. I was using it plus Skype on WinMo for almost a year.
uh no, verizon and at&t both had personal data only rate plans for smart phones for 35$. the $30 bolt on plan is available for devices that have voice services but smart phone users also had the option of having only data and no voice. this was changed only recently.
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