Verizon Wireless and Skype just announced that Verizon is going to carry skype calls over its network starting in March.   It may require a data plan, but those international calls may have gotten a lot cheaper.

Seriously?  This seems such an about-face from the wireless carrier that was known to lock everything down and make you pay for any small incremental benefit (I’m looking at you, ringtones from the V-shop).  I’m skeptically optimistic at this point.  And I hope it continues.

Here’s the initial phones with Skype support:

  • DROID by Motorola
  • Motorola DEVOUR
  • BlackBerry Storm 9530
  • Storm2 9550
  • Curve 8330
  • Curve 8530
  • 8830 World Edition
  • Tour 9630


Sources:  Skype, Verizon Wireless, PCWorld