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    Skype on a BlackBerry? If you are a Verizon customer it will be available in March!


    "It's planned", "It's coming", "It's in the works". We have heard it all over the last year. Skype users have been patiently waiting for a BlackBerry version to arrive. Today we finally got our definite answer. Today in a press release at the Mobile Congress Conferance, Skype announced a "strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless". Users on Verizon with a 3G data plan will get to enjoy Skype mobile starting next month. Supported phones will cover most of Big Red's newer BlackBerry inventory including the 8530, 9530, 9550 & 9630.

    With Skype Mobile you can:
    • Make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on America's most reliable wireless network;
    • Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates;
    • Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and
    • Remain always connected with the ability to see friends' online presence.


    So where does this leave the customers on other carriers that want to use skype on their berry? No answer to that yet. Let's hope Skype will release a stand alone version soon so that everyone can enjoy Skype for BlackBerry.




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    Thank you for sharing. I have family in Peru who use Skype. Kudos to Verizon for working out this arrangement with RIM

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    fyi. Even without this application you can "Skype" out on your Blackberry. Basically you can configure a Skypeout access number on the web which you can dial to. Once you dial it, you can have preconfigured numbers or you can enter an International number.



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    Quote Originally Posted by billandrewsjr View Post
    fyi. Even without this application you can "Skype" out on your Blackberry. Basically you can configure a Skypeout access number on the web which you can dial to. Once you dial it, you can have preconfigured numbers or you can enter an International number.
    I bet if you wrote a tutorial, you would build some popularity. I haven't seen one about it yet.

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    I must say that i'm quite excited and look very much forward to its release.
    I wonder if there will be a twist to it. There usually always is with Verizon..

    March is also the rumored release date of the nexus one on Verizon. I am also very excited for that and intend to grab it as soon as it comes out. There is already a skype app on the android platform. Just a side note, of course.



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    Lets hope they release something for International users as well

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    Can't wait, my sister is on the iphone and she loves the skype, now we can connect...woohoo....hurry, March, hurry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billandrewsjr View Post
    fyi. Even without this application you can "Skype" out on your Blackberry. Basically you can configure a Skypeout access number on the web which you can dial to. Once you dial it, you can have preconfigured numbers or you can enter an International number.
    Never thought about this, sounds not only like a great idea, but also like a real thing!

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