Here’s a reason to rejoice to Verizon subscribers. Skype and Verizon have together worked out a deal and announced a strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless Smartphones in March. The new Skype Mobile client is designed as always-on application called Skype Mobile. The calls will be carried over Verizon Wireless’ voice network and won’t impact overall network quality. Of course you will need a data plan for it.
The two companies have created an exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones. Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans can use Skype mobile to:
- make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on America’s most reliable wireless network;
- call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates;
- send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and
- remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.
Skype mobile will be available on Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones with data plans, 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.