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Can't do Skype


Sep 16, 2010, 10:54 PM
There is no Skype client for Android as long as Verizon has a say.

Sep 16, 2010, 11:24 PM
The Verizon Wireless Skype client is not a real Skype VOIP client, it's basically just a fancy interface for SkypeIn/Out. It uses Verizon's voice network, and if you can't place voice calls, you're boned.

Sep 17, 2010, 11:08 AM
There is an app you can download to android that will give you a dialtone for like $10 a year, all VOIP. Then you tell your Google Voice to ring through on that number.


But I agree, not having Calling on this (or a true skype app) is kinda fail, especially since this ha a Front Facing camera.

Sep 17, 2010, 10:06 AM
Since this is available by all 4 major carriers - pick one that does allow Skype (AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint)

Sep 17, 2010, 1:54 PM
It's not that simple. There is no platform-wide Android Skype Client- Verizon Wireless has paid Skype to keep it on their network. So only the VZW version would theoretically be able to run Skype.

However, it is merely a voice call forwarding app, not a true Skype app. If there's no voice calling ability, you can't use it. (not to mention, you need a voice plan with VZW to begin with.)

Sep 18, 2010, 11:27 AM
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. These phones still have to come into the US market, and there may be things in the line for it...

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