Improvements to Skype mobile for DROID and BlackBerry phones on Verizon Wireless
- Incoming caller ID, so you’ll be able to see your Skype contacts’ names when they call you
- Copy and paste support in IM conversations
- Emoticon support in IM conversations
- You can now see country names and flags when dialling international numbers
- You can automatically set your location as your mood message
On DROID phones, you can now use the app while WiFi is switched on, which will make the app more convenient to use. Note that calls and IMs are still carried over the Verizon Wireless network.
To get the update, just visit www.skype.com/m from your device to download it.
The Skype mobile app for Verizon Wireless lets you make free calls* to friends and family on Skype, great value calls to landlines and mobile phones overseas, and send IMs to people on Skype anywhere in the world. Our friends at Verizon Wireless have made this video which explains how it all works.
Here’s how charging works:
Skype-to-Skype calls, to or from your mobile, computer or TV
These calls are completely free*. They don’t count towards your Verizon Wireless minutes allowance.
Calls to another mobile number or landline number in the US
These calls count towards your Verizon Wireless minutes.
Calls to an international mobile number or landline number
These calls are great value – pay for these using Skype Credit or one of our subscriptions. For example, you can make unlimited calls† to landlines in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey for just $6.99 per month.
All calls run on the largest and most reliable wireless network in the US, which helps to make sure that call quality is top-notch, and lets you use your favorite accessories, including Bluetooth headsets.
Additionally, as the app runs in the background, you’ll never miss a call.
Don’t forget that Skype mobile is also available on the LG enV TOUCH, LG Chocolate Touch and Samsung Reality on Verizon Wireless – find out more.
* You'll need a data plan in order to use Skype mobile on your Verizon Wireless phone.
† A fair use policy applies to unlimited subscriptions.