Mar 10 AT 6:07 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Skype Mobile coming soon to Verizon Android phones

Later this month every Android phone on Verizon’s network will be able to make and receive unlimited free Skype-to-Skype voice calls. Skype has removed the Skype Lite client from the Android Market so it looks like this is an exclusive deal for Verizon in the United States. We don’t have the installation details yet, but future Verizon smartphones will come with Skype preinstalled.

If you are a Verizon customer interested in using Skype, head over to their official site and sign up for more details.

Users on other carriers can still make free Skype calls over VOIP using Fring.

With Skype mobile on Verizon, you’ll be able to:

  • Make and receive unlimited free Skype-to-Skype voice calls to anyone on Skype around the globe
  • Call international phone numbers at low rates
  • Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users
  • See your friends’ online status
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  • http://Website James

    Wow, amazing! Except wait, I can already make skype calls using Nimbuzz from the market.

    And in other news, the world is round..

  • http://Website J

    It’s interesting that Verizon, of all networks, is the one to do this.

  • http://Website Rob Parker

    Well I just hope they put this on the Market for all non-US users.

  • mcorbett

    think its great to see this, did ya see the burn by them to iphone yes! i think this is better than nimbuzz cause some just want one program for skype, not one for skype, facebook, aim etc!

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  • nick

    This is stupid for Skype to be exclusive to one carrier. I’m on T-Mobile and while I have a contract with them and there are few cell carrier choices the same cannot be said for sip carriers. A simple sip app later and I can easily justify ditching my Skype account because they want to punish me for not being on their chosen wireless provider. Glad Skype can do without my business.

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