Skype for BlackBerry Coming to Verizon Customers in March

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Skype and Verizon wireless made a great announcement at MWC 2010 about Skype coming to Verizon BlackBerrys in March. We have been waiting for ages for a Skype client for BlackBerry and since Verizon carries so many BlackBerry users, it made sense to go to them first. Even though the logic was sound, I can’t help but be annoyed at my own carrier for not being able to strike a similar deal.

With Skype mobile you’ll be able 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.
  • Remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.

It will be interesting to see what the billing arrangement will be. If I’m buying Skype credits, will I be able to allot some through my carrier bill? Or will this all have to be done through Skype? When it launches, Skype for BlackBerry will be available for the Blackberry Storm, Storm2, 8330, 8530, 8830 and Tour 9630.

Sign up to be notified when it launches at verizonwireless.com/skypemobile or follow Skype Mobile on Twitter.

  • http://www.myrashields.info/ Myra Shields

    This will be great for all pc and laptop users. Since Skype is free it will be in the hands of a large majority of people and this is especially good for global business i.e long distance calling.

  • http://www.myrashields.info/ Myra Shields

    This will be great for all pc and laptop users. Since Skype is free it will be in the hands of a large majority of people and this is especially good for global business i.e long distance calling.

  • http://www.myrashields.info/ Myra Shields

    This will be great for all pc and laptop users. Since Skype is free it will be in the hands of a large majority of people and this is especially good for global business i.e long distance calling.

  • http://twitter.com/AhmedEltawil Ahmed Eltawil

    Ummm…it's like Windows Live Messenger offering IM chat only to AT&T BlackBErry subscribers :SI am sorry, but that makes no sense. If it's a BlackBerry client app, then it should be available to all.

  • http://twitter.com/AhmedEltawil Ahmed Eltawil

    Ummm…it's like Windows Live Messenger offering IM chat only to AT&T BlackBErry subscribers :S
    I am sorry, but that makes no sense. If it's a BlackBerry client app, then it should be available to all.

  • http://www.myrashields.info/ Myra Shields

    This will be great for all pc and laptop users. Since Skype is free it will be in the hands of a large majority of people and this is especially good for global business i.e long distance calling.

  • http://twitter.com/AhmedEltawil Ahmed Eltawil

    Ummm…it's like Windows Live Messenger offering IM chat only to AT&T BlackBerry subscribers.
    I am sorry, but that makes no sense. If it's a BlackBerry client app, then it should be available to all.