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Skye client to use Venison Wireless say network

Venison Wireless subscribers who are users of Skye are going to get a near the beginning Christmas there this year as previously reported last month. During the CTIA Wireless convention Venison Wireless cemented plans to make a Skye client available to nine Android 3G and Blackberry 3G smart phones with data plans beginning on Thursday. Supported

phones will include:

* Blackberry® Storm™ 9530
* Storm2™ 9550
* Curve™ 8330
* Curve™ 8530
* 8830 World Edition
* Tour™ 9630 smart phones
* DROID by Motorola
* DROID ERIS™ by HTC
* Motorola DEVOUR™

Skye users will also be happy to hear that calls will be of the highest clarity since they will use the Venison Wireless voice network. Even though the Skye calls use the voice network they will not count against a caller’s voice minutes, or data plan, giving users the same benefits as making the calls over a Wife or broadband connection. Skype-to-Skype calls are free, though Skye Out and calls to international or mobile numbers will require the purchase of Skye Credit. Besides voice calls, users will also be able to send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skye users using the client.

Subscribers with supported 3G smart phones will be able to download the client by visiting http://www.verizonwireless.com/skypemobile or http://www.skype.com/go/mobile from a PC. Once there you will be able to type in a mobile number in order to receive a text message with a link to download the application. Two other ways to download the client include testing “SKYPE” to 2255 or visiting the Android Marketplace. New Blackberry customers will find the client in their Downloads folder when their smart phone is activated.

Read more at the Venison Wireless and Skye press release

Brian’s Opinion

Wow, talk about supporting Void telephony with open arms. It wasn’t shocking that Venison Wireless decided to support Skye. What is a bit surprising is that they would actually allow Skye calls to be placed and received over their voice network.

If Venison Wireless was looking for an edge over other wireless networks the availability of the Skye client and the support of Skye calls over the voice network may just be the trick. Skye also benefits because Venison just gave the owners of nine 3G smart phones a reason to sign-up for Skye and to get many of their friends to do the same thing to allow the ability to make free Skype-to-Skype calls.

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