Verizon Wireless and Skype Join Forces

Posted by at 12:12 pm on February 16, 2010

As we predicted here on Saturday, Skype and Verizon have entered into a  strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless smartphones in March.

The new Skype mobile product enhances Verizon Wireless’ smartphones for users who have data plans by offering a new way to call around the globe, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in the United States using Verizon Wireless.

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
  • Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates
  • Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users
  • Rmain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.
Initially, Skype mobile will be available on millions of best-selling 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.
You can learning more about Skype mobile for Verizon Wireless smartphones can visit www.verizonwireless.com/skypemobile. Additional information about the service will be available next month.

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