Unlimited Skype Calls on Verizon, Preloaded on Android Phones
Starting in March, Verizon has announced a partnership with Skype to allow unlimited calls over its 3G wireless network. Something the notoriously known-to-be-closed mobile carrier resisted for a long time. iPhone users on AT&T’s 3G network have been able to make Skype calls for some time. Verizon will preload Skype on 9 Blackberries and 3 Android phones with data plans. Consumers will have to purchase a Skype calling plan, which is going to offer calling rates much lower than even Verizon’s cellular minute rates. Even better, using Skype on Verizon will not consume cellular minutes!
Here are some feature points:
- Make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe
- Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates
- Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users
- Remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence
This partnership looks juicy… we’ll watch how it all unfolds in the coming months.