Skype for Blackberry - can it be used overseas?
merc1286
Newbie

Hi, I have Skype installed on my Storm 2, and it works great.

 

I'm going to be travelling internationally soon, and I have an unlimited international data plan on my phone.  Can I therefore use Skype to call home without it charging me for the minutes?  I spoke with someone at VZW who claimed that Skype won't work overseas, but then I have seen other posts with people saying that it does work.

 

Anyone know for sure?

 

Thanks

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StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Hi,

I found this thread from several weeks ago and the expanation is here why Skype can only be used domestically.  Go to http://community.vzw.com/t5/BlackBerry-Devices/Using-Skypemobile-while-abroad/m-p/176727

Doc

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StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Hi,

Currently, you can not use Skype overseas to call back to the US.

Doc

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bosslady85
Specialist - Level 1

You can use Skype to call back to the US for as little as 2.1 cents/minute. Click here for more info on Skype mobile http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/prices/payg-rates/#cc=US

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sadie85
Contributor - Level 3

 


bosslady85 wrote:

You can use Skype to call back to the US for as little as 2.1 cents/minute. Click here for more info on Skype mobile http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/prices/payg-rates/#cc=US


 

This is wrong information. Bosslady is referencing the Skype program, which is different from Skype Mobile app.

 

 

Can I use Skype mobile on my Verizon Wireless phone when I'm traveling internationally?

 

VZW FAQ Page for Skype Mobile
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BBJeff
Newbie

I believe Doc is correct, that Skype Mobile can not be used overseas.  Also, the current version does not use WiFi.  This is an odd limitation, because if it did, it might be viable overseas.  Too bad.

 

Jeff

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