I’ll admit that I love me some Skype. I get to call and video chat with all my buddies from overseas without hefty fees, except I was accustomed to doing it only where Wi-Fi was available. While AT&T and Apple have made some recent policy changes to allow VoIP over 3G, it looks like Verizon and Skype are partnering up do to a little of the same.
Verizon and Skype are going to hold a joint news conference at Mobile World Congress next week, but they didn’t reveal any details about the event. The only thing that could possibly be gleaned from this announcement is that the two are working to make the nation’s biggest 3G network that much sweeter. It’s what I’m holding my breath for when John Stratton, executive VP and chief marketing officer at Verizon Wireless, and Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype, take the stage. Although seeing them do a rendition of “Cruisin'” would be pretty interesting, too.
[via Verizon Wireless]