It is Skype Mobile. You must have a skype account first. Then you can get a local number where you reside. From this you can make calls to anyone to a land line or mobile phone for a fraction of the cost of a land line. Almost all in Europe and those who are aware of this take advantage of this feature. I have this on my Verizon phone and can call my folks across the globe for pennies! Enjoy this feature.
Skype™ is an application for PCs (Personal Computers) and wireless devices that allows Skype customers to place free or low cost calls to other PCs, wireless devices, and landline phones.
Verizon Wireless has launched Skype mobile, a mobile version of Skype for select BlackBerry and Android 3G Smartphones, which offers customers:
Here's a chart with more details about this app.
|DROID by Motorola, Motorola DEVOUR or DROID ERIS by HTC Customers|
Skype mobile can be downloaded for free from the Verizon Channel in the Android Market.
|BlackBerry Storm, Storm2, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition, Tour Customers|
Skype mobile can be downloaded for free from several places including:
|Android and BlackBerry 3G Smartphone Customers|
From the customer's Phone Browser at:
From the browser on their 3G smartphones at www.skype.com/m, or text keyword SKYPE to 2255
|Caller ID Block|
Privacy settings set on the Skype PC client will also apply to Skype mobile. To minimize Spam sent to either the computer or the device, follow these steps on the computer:
The following Skype websites are available:
I have a Verizon Blackberry Tour 9630 running the new 126.96.36.1991 operating system from VZW. When I click on www.skype.com/vzw, it takes me to a Skype screen that says the following:
Sorry, Skype Mobile is not available for your phone.
Switch to one of Verizon's best-selling Blackberry and Android 3G smartphones.
Visit www.skype.com/go/skypemobile to learn more.
All of the literature says that Skype should work for my phone. What is the problem?
I have the droid incredible, I've downloaded skype from teh sms that was sent to my phone. I've signed up on my laptop as a skype user.
When I try to connect to skype on my phone, I get teh message... "skype mobile can only be used on Verizon Wireless in the US. To learn more about using skype mobile, Go to verizonwireless/skypemobile."
What the heck, this is where I got the link from!!! I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, same error. Any help here?
You cannot call landlines in the US only international landlines. So it is great if you call over seas or happen to have friends on SKYPE but aside from that it is useless.
To use SKYPE to its fullest you have to either tether your phone to a Laptop or get an iPhone. iPhone's Skype app does allow WiFi and SKype out calling. Go figure.
I had the same problem until I found a work around.
On your Tour go to your browser and type: http://start.vzw.com
once the page loads click On the Get Apps Icon, scroll down until you see <Skype> click On it and it will download for you...
Apparently there is some issue On the VZW site preventing the download.
Hope this helps!!
Ok, here's one for ya....
I just got my Blackberry Bold, my husband the Android. He is in the states and I am in Afghanistan. We were told that we could Skype mobile to mobile for free on the 3G network. Now that I am back in Afghanistan it is saying that you can only use Skype in the US. Can anybody offer some help?
I apologize, Skype Mobile does not work when traveling outside the United States or in Puerto Rico.
You would need to be on the Verizon Wireless Nationwide Network or the Extended Network in the United States to use Skype Mobile.