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MWC: Skype Mobile Coming To a Verizon Phone Near You

Feb 16 2010, 12:01pm CST | by , in News | Mobile Phones

MWC: Skype Mobile Coming To a Verizon Phone Near You
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Skype and Verizon have come together at the Mobile World Congress to announce a new partnership that will allow Verizon customers to call their Skype contacts without using any of their plan minutes.

Skype, the undisputed top player in the voice-over IP (VoIP) market, does already exist in a big way in the mobile world, with iPhone and Android apps available, and other workarounds to use Skype on a mobile device. However, this is a unique partnership wherein a mobile carrier is officially embracing a technology that reduces the amount of minutes that its subscribers will use.

The new Verizon-approved app will be available in March for most of the modern Blackberry devices, the Droid, Devour, and Eris.

It will be a new avenue for Verizon to tote its much-toted 3G coverage area. Although its network is somewhat limited in terms of functionality, Verizon does have by far the largest coverage area in the country.

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