On Skype mobile and WiFi
One question which has come up a lot is this: why doesn’t the app work over WiFi? The truth of the matter is simple. For Verizon, and for the current generation of BlackBerry and Android smartphones, the decision to route calls over the voice network was an easy one to make.
First, Verizon has the best network, with incredible coverage and reliability across the US. We’re making full use of that with the Skype mobile app.
But even if coverage isn’t an issue for you, using Verizon’s network has another major advantage: battery life. Using Verizon’s own 3G network means that you’ll be able to talk for longer, with fewer trips back to the charger. More significantly, because the calls are placed over the voice network, just like a regular phone call, you’ll be able to use all your favourite accessories – bluetooth headsets, car kits, and so on – when making a Skype call, giving you more flexibility to make calls when you’re on the move.
Lastly, a reminder: with Skype mobile, calls to other people on Skype are completely free. No per-minute charge from Skype, and they don’t use up your Verizon Wireless minutes. Calls to US numbers are treated as regular Verizon minutes, and calls to international landlines and mobiles cost only a little – check out our rates.