Verizon Wireless, which was previously known as one of the most restrictive carriers in America, will be allowing Skype calls on their network starting on Thursday. Before, Skype Mobile could only be used over Wi-Fi, but as of March 25th you'll be able to make those called on VZW's network. It will only work on a number of BlackBerry devices at first, but more phones are expected to gain support soon. Ready to scale back your plan? Looks like you'll be able to starting later this week if you're a huge fan of Skype.
From Thursday 25th March, if you’re a Verizon customer with a smartphone and a data plan, you’ll be able to download Skype mobile.
It’ll help you stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues all over the world, by allowing you to:
- make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to anyone else on Skype around the globe
- send and receive unlimited instant messages with other people on Skype
- call international phone numbers at our low rates
Initially, the app will work on 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 the Motorola DEVOUR. We’ll add support for more phones and platforms later this year.