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Old 03-02-2010, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those who are on Verizon and have skype on their blackberry, I would like to know how it is working. Can you make calls on Skype without additional charges? Also does anyone know if this could come to Sprint soon?
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No Skype as of yet. Any day now .....

As far as additional charges are concerned, we ARE talking about VZW, right????
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it has been released
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it has been released
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I would like to see a link for that.
Last news item was "Coming Soon!"
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i dont have a link, but i read this.. not really interested in it - i was a beta tester n it draaaainnnned my battery. but u can read the info from here.

Skype + Verizon Wireless join forces - BlackBerry and Android apps coming to US in March - Skype Blogs

i guess only verizon's customers can get it tho
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"Coming Soon"...
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Unveiling March 23 at CTIA?.....
Verizon Wireless And Skype To Unveil Skype Mobile At CTIA WIRELESS 2010 In Las Vegas
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Unveil doesn't always mean "make available to our customers"....

When it is available, then it will be very interesting to talk about it.
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It's available tomorrow, Thursday, March 25th.
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Crippled 'Exclusive' Verizon Skype App Drops On Thursday - Complete with a long list of annoying restrictions! - dslreports.com

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But this version of Skype isnít without meaningful limitations. You canít make Skype Out calls to U.S. numbersĖif you try, the app will let you route your call over Verizonís voice network, where itíll use minutes from your plan. You also canít use Skype In to receive calls from landlines and cell phones: Incoming calls must come from other Skype users. And for reasons I donít completely understand, Skype Mobile works only over Verizonís 3G network, not Wi-FiĖwhich is the opposite of the situation on the iPhone, where you can only call over Wi-Fi, not the AT&T network.
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Hi. I just tried an ota download -- per this link that the 8830 is "Supported but not for sale." On my 8830 it gave me this message: "Sorry, Skype mobile is not available for your phone. Switch to one of Verizon's best selling BlackBerry and Android 3G smartphones."

I'm running OS v4.5.0.127 (platform 3.4.0.2.0). Not the absolute latest, but within 4.5. Any ideas why it won't work?

Has anyone gotten it to work on an 8830?

Thanks!
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Neill111, I'm having the same problem with the Storm 9530... I'm guessing it is a website issue detecting the proper device when you browse to it with our Blackberries. I'm not sure if it is affecting other models yet.. trying to get my hands on a Storm2 in order to test it out. Hope they get it fixed soon!
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Update... still not working, but here is my correspondence with Skype tech support in case it helps anyone else.

First they said:
"We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with downloading the Skype mobile? application onto your BlackBerry 8830 World Edition mobile phone.

In order to solve this issue we kindly ask you to clean the cache/memory on your BlackBerry phone.

Instructions:
1. Please navigate to Menu > Options > Security Options > Memory Cleaning > choose "Enable" and Save the settings; 2. Now please restart your phone; 3. After the restart please try to download the Skype application again from our web page: Download Skype for your mobile


We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience."
That didn't solve it for me. Ultimately, they have said the following:
"Thank you for the additional information.

We have reported this issue to our development team and we are working hard on fixing it as soon as possible.

We kindly ask you to be patient while we are working on a solution for this problem.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause."
If anyone else gets theirs working, please post that information with your OS Rev. I'll update this when I make further progress (hopefully).
- Neil
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