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    Default Just got this 9360. Can I get skype on it?

    hello. I am about to deploy to the middle east and my company gave me a 9360. I was a little disappointed because up til now they were using the bold. We will have good data service over there but no cell so I wanted to put skype on this so I could use it as a phone on the data network. I can't get it to work or can't find the proper version. Is there a way to do this? Surely someone here will be able to help.

    Thank you.
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    The BlackBerry Skype apps only works on Verizon branded devices and on the Verizon network in the US (and also on the 3 network in the UK, and possibly Telkomsel in Indonesia). It does not work on WiFi.
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    I see. That stinks. They started issuing verizon blackberrys but then switched to AT&T because they said the service over there was better. Knew they had to have better services somewhere in the world. Who would have thought it would be Iraq? lol

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    Well, with Blackberry devices skype is limited and available for Verizon users exclusively.
    But if your Blackberry can be unlocked then it can be used with local prepaid sim cards.
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    This is so stupid, I love BB but Skype seriously needs to work on this. Is there a particular reason for only partnering with VZW?

    Has anyone had any success with skype alternatives? If any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robluck82 View Post
    This is so stupid, I love BB but Skype seriously needs to work on this. Is there a particular reason for only partnering with VZW?
    The answer is: MONEY. Verizon paid for an exclusive agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcbguy View Post
    hello. I am about to deploy to the middle east and my company gave me a 9360. I was a little disappointed because up til now they were using the bold. We will have good data service over there but no cell so I wanted to put skype on this so I could use it as a phone on the data network. I can't get it to work or can't find the proper version. Is there a way to do this? Surely someone here will be able to help.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcbguy View Post
    hello. I am about to deploy to the middle east and my company gave me a 9360. I was a little disappointed because up til now they were using the bold. We will have good data service over there but no cell so I wanted to put skype on this so I could use it as a phone on the data network. I can't get it to work or can't find the proper version. Is there a way to do this? Surely someone here will be able to help.

    Thank you.
    There is no official Skype app, but you can access Skype thorugh https://imo.im/ or Imo IM App on App World. However, i am not sure you can call skype contacts through Imo.

    Apparently it is possible (never tried), but only for Skype contacts, not Skype Phones or Skype Out.

    JP
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcbguy View Post
    hello. I am about to deploy to the middle east and my company gave me a 9360. I was a little disappointed because up til now they were using the bold. We will have good data service over there but no cell so I wanted to put skype on this so I could use it as a phone on the data network. I can't get it to work or can't find the proper version. Is there a way to do this? Surely someone here will be able to help.

    Thank you.
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    r u serious??? jus read on imo.im website they cannot. repeat CANNOT connect to Skype servers. dammm will BB10 b the only Skype capable devices?

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