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Skype Comes to BREW Phones on VZW

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 8:16am
Andrew Berg

Skype and Verizon Wireless today announced that the Skype mobile application is now available on a variety of Verizon Wireless phones that operate on Qualcomm's BREW platform.

According to a post on Skype's blog, the new app will run on such phones as the LG enV Touch, LG Chocolate Touch and Samsung Reality.

Six months ago, Skype announced a strategic relationship with Verizon Wireless to create the Skype mobile application and make it available on Verizon Wireless' Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

The Skype mobile app for BREW phones works the same way it does on the carrier's smartphones.

Skype-to-Skype call to or from a customer's mobile, computer or TV are free. Calls to another mobile number or landline number in the United States count towards a user's Verizon Wireless minutes. Users pay for calls to an international mobile number or landline number using Skype Credit or one of the company's subscriptions.

All calls run over Verizon Wireless' network.

Users can download Skype mobile from the Verizon Media Store, or by texting SKYPE to 2255 for a link to the download.

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