Skype mobile available on LG Fathom, LG Octane and Pantech Crux from Verizon Wireless
Back in March, we brought unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls and messaging to a variety of Verizon Wireless’ Android and BlackBerry smartphones, and earlier this year, we expanded the availability of the Skype mobile application onto a variety of 3G Multimedia phones with an app based on the BREW platform. Today, we’re announcing support for two new phones running BREW, the Pantech Crux and LG Octane, which will be available from Verizon Wireless later this week.
In addition, we’ve added support for Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones from Verizon Wireless, starting with the LG Fathom. As you may recall, we withdrew Skype for Windows Mobile from the marketplace earlier this year, due to the challenges of maintaining a consistent user experience on this platform across a wide range of handsets. By working closely together with a mobile operator like Verizon Wireless, which has a very strong user base carrying devices running Windows Mobile 6.5, we can now give consumers a better experience on this platform.
The expansion of Skype mobile to a wider selection of devices will enable even more Verizon Wireless customers to tap into the Skype mobile experience and make unlimited Skype-to-Skype 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.
To get Skype mobile on your new Pantech Crux or LG Octane, you can download it from Media Center on your phone or from the Verizon online Media Store – or text SKYPE to 2777 for instructions to download.
To get Skype mobile on your LG Fathom, visit www.skype.com/m on your phone or text SKYPE to 2255 for a link to download.
* You’ll need a data plan in order to use Skype mobile on your Verizon Wireless phone.