BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 10: Skype and Verizon Wireless announced today they will expand Skype service to more Verizon Wireless 3G multimedia cell phones later this year.
People have been using Skype for years from their computers using peer to peer file sharing technology. Hence the name "Skype" which was originally thought as "Sky Peer to Peer"; then Skyper; and finally Skype.
Web based Skype calling is now mobile and it is particularly useful for those who need international calling for free when calling other Skype users. Do remember that Domestic Skype mobile calls to regular land-line and wireless numbers use minutes from your regular wireless voice plans; while and Skype mobile calls to international numbers are charged Skype's low, international rates.
Furthermore, Skype has recently added interfaces in foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese and Korean. Simple drop-down menus with national flags easily point to the desired interface for international dialing.
More than 580 million Skype users anywhere in the world. Jennifer Byrne, executive director of business development, Verizon Wireless, points out to another reason why this news is particularly timely: "with the World Cup starting soon, there's no better way to talk or chat about the action with far-flung fans and family than Skype mobile."
Compatible Skype Mobile phones include: Motorola Droid, Motorola Devour, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Incredible, Blackberry Storm2, Blackberry 8530 Curve, Blackberry Tour 9630 and Lg Ally to mention a few.
See all available Verizon Wireless Phones.