Skype mobile now available on Verizon Wireless BREW phones

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Skype mobile now available on Verizon Wireless BREW phones

Skype is now available on Verizon Wireless multimedia phones on the BREW platform. What's interesting about this partnership is that it is NOT VoIP - the call is actually routed over Verizon Wireless's network. It requires a cellular connection and won't work over WiFi. Additionally, you actually use your Verizon minutes when you make a Skype to mobile or landline number. I suppose that's better than having to pay to charge up your SkypeOut minutes. As long as you don't go over your monthly allotment of minutes the call is free. But why wouldn't you just dial directly from the native Verizon dialer? What's the point?

Anyway, here are the three charging methods:

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 and Monterrey for just $6.99 per month.

The real value though is inbound calls. You can receive inbound calls from your Skype buddies (or your Skype DID phone number) seamlessly from any Verizon BREW-based phone.


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