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Verizon's Skype App Hits BREW Feature Phones

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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.

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Aug 18, 2010, 10:29 AM

Fake Skype

This is Fake Skype- your calls are just routed over the air. This isn't real VOIP, so you can't make calls over WiFi.

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.
Skype will not be pushed to its full potential unless this exclusivity ends. Only VZW android phones will be able to get the gimped version of skype while every other android won't.

So VZW smartphones + iPhone atm which is lame.
Skype-to-Skype calls, to or from your mobile, computer or TV
These calls are completely free. They don’t count towards your Verizon Wireless minutes allowance.

and international is dirt cheap monthly rate$

so why, and who cars if it runs...
I get all of that.... those are the negatives, my point is there are a lot of positives to the consumer with (Verizon)this new feature added to there choices but you only ever rant about the negative. Yes there are those users that would like that.......
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