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Old 05-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm wanting to make calls over the net from my bb. How can one do this please? They are international calls so I want to make use of the net's capabilities and have free calls..etc.
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You do realize Skype is available for the BB
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Do a google search. They have it in beta mode according to the info on their site.


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They don't detail which phones but maybe a call to their support people will give the info. Also It looks like the carriers have limited the free internet Skype and on the BB they use the minutes. Not sure but here's another site that may be what your looking for. It seems like greed as set in.

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Ok, doing some further reading I find the carriers have severely limited Skype on the mobile phones including Blackberry. Apparently they use the cell minutes and the charges are not as low for international calling as they are on a PC. So it may be something you will have to be careful with unless the cost seems low enough for your needs.

Also Skype has partnered with Verizon to offer the service so I see why they use cell minutes.
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I believe that Skype is only available for Verizon phones.

If you go to Download Skype for your mobile on your Blackberry, if you're not with Verizon, you will get a message indicating that it is only available for Verizon customers.
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Not only is it only available on Verizon devices, it will ONLY work in the US and while on the Verizon network.
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is skype availble for Curve 9700?? anybody can help?
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is skype availble for Curve 9700?? anybody can help?
Nope, not available.
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Wow. I know this is your first post, but did you even read the posts in the thread before you asked your question?


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I believe that Skype is only available for Verizon phones.

If you go to Download Skype for your mobile on your Blackberry, if you're not with Verizon, you will get a message indicating that it is only available for Verizon customers.
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Not only is it only available on Verizon devices, it will ONLY work in the US and while on the Verizon network.
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Why don't you try something else instead?
Like BerryMiser from mobilemiser.com
It's a killer app downloaded directly to the BlackBerry that seamlessly integrates with the address book. Make calls as usual and slash your cellular bill by up to 80%.

They're reliable and they have really low rates so give it a try!
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