Verizon's Skype App Hits BREW Feature Phones
Aug 18, 2010, 9:37 AM by Philip Berne
Skype has announced that its partnership with Verizon Wireless has expanded beyond smartphones, and the company's calling app is now available for feature phones running Qualcomm's BREW platform. Many phones in Verizon Wireless' lineup run BREW, including the LG enV Touch and the Samsung Reality. The Skype app runs in the background on BREW phones so that calls will still come through Skype even when users are performing another task. The app is available as an over-the-air download from the Media Center menu on applicable phones, or users can text SKYPE to 2255 for a download link.
Maybe it's because Verizon Wireless's data network isn't fast enough. I don't know. But this arrangement is why the HTC Evo and Nexus One can't do Skype either.
So VZW smartphones + iPhone atm which is lame.
These calls are completely free. They donâ€™t count towards your Verizon Wireless minutes allowance.
and international is dirt cheap monthly rate$
so why, and who cars if it runs...