Skype For Verizon Smartphones

Updated: January 07, 2011

Skype For Verizon Smartphones

Written by: Amelia Gurley

Skype's deal with Verizon has finally borne fruit. The new Skype mobile app for Verizon smartphones, allows users to make unlimited Skype calls via their mobile phones. The new application, launched Thursday March 25, 2010, lets users make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls and send and receive unlimited instant messages from other Skype users. It also offers special low rates for international callers who use the app. While Skype-to-Skype calls are not charged against monthly minute plans, all calls made through Skype mobile to international mobile and landline phones require Skype credit, which means the market may soon be seeing a rush of new users for Skype.

All Skype calls using the new application are made over the Verizon wireless voice network. Skype writer Peter Parkes boasts that the Skype/Verizon partnership results in "a reliable connection and top-notch quality."

The new application is avaliable for any Verizon customer with a smartphone and data plan. Skype mobile is currently compatible with several BlackBerry smartphones, including Storm 9530, Storm 2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition, and Tour 9630. Motorola's DROID and DEVOUR and HTC's DROID ERIS are also compatible with the app, and Skype promises to add more phones and platforms as the year goes on.

Featured Research
  • What You Need to Know About VoIP Security

    No matter the industry or area of expertise, a strong VoIP system is the perfect tool for any business looking to take both its internal and external communication to the next level. more

  • Are You Using These 5 VoIP Features?

    In large part, the success of your business depends on the strength and reliability of your team’s many communication networks—this includes your Voice over Internet Protocol system (VoIP). more

  • Go Mobile and Increase Employee Productivity

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) tech trends now allow people to work whenever, wherever, and however they want—mobility makes it happen. more

  • [Infographic] How to Select a Phone System in 10 Steps

    Choosing the perfect phone system for your business is no small task …. Depending on the size of your company, the industry in which you work, and the specific needs your phone system will be required to meet, any number of solutions could get the job done. more

  • 2017 Business VoIP Cost Guide

    Reducing expenses is one of the main reasons that businesses switch from traditional office phone systems to VoIP technology. But many people rush this decision and end up spending more than they need to. The costs of implementing a new VoIP system can increase quickly, especially if you don’t strategically plan for it ahead of time. more

Related Articles