Verizon Wireless To Allow Skype Calls Over 3G, Anytime Minutes Won’t Be Used
Hello Nelly! Verizon Wireless is opening up their data network to VoIP calls. Okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. VZW has formed a strategic relationship with Skype and will now let users call any where in the world using their Skype account while connected to 3G (read: not WiFi). Initially Skype will be available on the following VZW handsets: 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. Well folks, it looks like were hitting the point where ‘any time minutes’ will begin to cease to exist. What date Skype will roll out on Verizon has yet to be announced, but I’d probably expect it to happen sometime by the end of February or early March.