Skype mobile is now available on nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones. Skype
mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless
connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls. Verizon data and minutes will not be consumed for Skype-to-Skype calls, but will accrue for Skype to calls to U.S. landline or wireless phones.
New and existing Verizon Wireless customers
with Android 3G smartphones and BlackBerry 3G smartphones can get Skype
mobile. Verizon Wireless customers can also text
"SKYPE" to 2255 to receive the link. In addition, Android customers will
be able to download the app from Android Market. New BlackBerry
customers will find the application on their 3G smartphones' home
screens in the Downloads folder when activated.
Customers need a Verizon Wireless smartphone and data plan to use
Skype mobile. Skype-to-Skype calls will not be charged against their
monthly minute allowances or data plans. Verizon Wireless customers can
Credit to make Skype Out calls and make calls to international landline
or mobile numbers. Verizon Skype users can:
- 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;
- call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates.
Skype mobile will be available initially on millions of
best-selling Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones, including the BlackBerry
Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition,
and Tour 9630 smartphones, as well as DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS
by HTC and Motorola DEVOUR.
For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com or
follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
Learn more about Skype at www.skype.com or follow the company at http://twitter.com/skypemobile.