Verizon announced a strategic relationship with Skype today at Mobile World Congree. This means that Verizon smartphones will be able to use Skype over 3G starting in March. According to Skype and Verizon, the perks of having Skype on your smartphone are:
- 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.
At launch, Skype will be available on the BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530, Storm2™ 9550, Curve™ 8330, Curve™ 8530, 8830 World Edition and Tour™ 9630 smartphones, as well as DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS™ by HTC and Motorola DEVOUR™.