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Skype For Verizon To Be Available March 25

If you've been waiting for Verizon's Skype Mobile application to become available, your wait is nearly over. It will be free to download starting tomorrow, and works with some of the best-selling smartphones from Verizon.

If you've been waiting for Verizon's Skype Mobile application to become available, your wait is nearly over. It will be free to download starting tomorrow, and works with some of the best-selling smartphones from Verizon.Today at the CTIA trade show, Verizon Wireless and Skype announced that the Skype Mobile application will be available starting March 25 to Verizon customers. The application allows users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls via Verizon's CDMA voice network.

The application's main features include the ability to: make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype contact around the globe; send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users; manage the Skype contact list directly from the mobile application; and call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates.

Worried about costs? Customers need a Verizon Wireless smartphone and data plan to use Skype mobile. Skype-to-Skype calls will not be charged against their monthly minute allowances or data plans. For most smartphones, that means you're already paying the $30 monthly fees necessary.

The application will initially be available for the BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition, and Tour 9630 smartphones, as well as the Motorola Droid and Devour and HTC Eris.

Get ready to get your Skype on!

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