Earlier this year Verizon introduced a Skype Mobile app for their Android and BlackBerry phones that allowed users to make calls using the carrier's 3G network. Today Verizon announced plans to carry over that same ability to non-smartphone users. Big Red sent out a press release today announcing that Skype is currently available to 12 of its smartphones and that they will be bringing the app to more devices later this year, including some of its 3G multimedia (non-smartphone) devices. The application will also be updated to include an enhanced user interface as well as support for Korean and simplified Chinese. It's nice to see Verizon expanding Skype services to include non-smartphones, which can occasionally end up getting the short end of the stick when it comes to apps and carrier support. Since not everyone wants or can afford a smartphone, we're sure that moving Skype to 3G multimedia handsets will introduce several new users to the service. Have you used Skype on your Verizon smartphone? Tell us your experiences!
Full press release here.