Skype + Verizon Wireless join forces – BlackBerry and Android apps coming to US in March
Skype has joined forces with Verizon Wireless, the largest and most reliable mobile network in the US.
From March, you’ll be able to get Skype on a wide range of Verizon Wireless phones, including 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. I know that many of you have been waiting for these apps, particularly those for BlackBerry and Android, and it’s great that we’re now able to offer them to people across the US.
With Skype mobile on Verizon, you’ll be able to:
- make and receive unlimited free Skype-to-Skype voice calls to anyone on Skype around the globe
- call international phone numbers at our low rates
- send and receive instant messages to other Skype users
- see your friends’ online status
In the video above, Skype CEO Josh Silverman and Russ Shaw, VP and GM of our mobile division, talk more about the background to our relationship with Verizon. It’s a very exciting step forward in the world of Skype on mobile – and stay tuned for more news on how you can get hold of Skype on your Verizon phone between now and March.