Dial Up the Holidays: Skype Mobile Now Available on More Verizon Wireless Phones - Including Prepaid

2010-11-24 06:56 1140

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

    The holiday season is nearly upon us, and with it comes reminders to slow down and reconnect with friends and family, both near and far. Skype mobile(TM), now available on more than 20 Verizon Wireless phones, including select prepaid smartphones, makes celebrating the holidays simple especially for customers who are far away from their friends and families.

    Skype mobile operates on the most reliable and largest network in the United States and lets customers make unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls to Mexico, Southeast Asia and anywhere else in the world when they purchase a data package. Skype mobile is "always on," so customers can use their phones for other tasks, but their Skype contacts know if they are available to talk or Instant Message (IM). Skype mobile on a wireless phone means customers aren't tied to their computers -- making it easy to do things like compare shopping notes when you're at the mall or check out the new stores downtown. Customers can IM friends and family members to make sure the colors, sizes and presents are right for everyone on their holiday gift lists.

    Skype mobile is also available on select prepaid smartphones, offering customers who choose those plans a great option for international calling at low Skype rates to help them stay in touch with friends and family whether they are around the corner or around the world.

    The easy-to-download app features a user interface that has a drop-down menu with flags for international dialing and "refer a friend" options. In addition to Spanish, Skype mobile is available in Korean and simple Chinese, providing more flexibility and the ability to communicate around the world. Even if customers' families aren't able to be at the holiday table, they can still connect with their loved ones.

    The Pantech Crux(TM), LG Octane(TM), and Samsung Zeal(TM) are the most recent phones to be added to the Skype mobile line up. Customers can download the app from Media Center/Get It Now(R) or the online media store at Customers can also text "SKYPE" to 2255 to get a message with the link to download Skype mobile. For more information on Skype mobile and a full list of compatible devices, visit For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

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Source: Verizon Wireless
Keywords: Telecommunications