Recent talks are lauding the partnership of Verizon and Skype Mobile. These two entities are natural rivals. Their marriage is a sign that VoIP is THE emerging industry. There's no fighting it (and Verizon has tried).
Mobile VoIP Has Arrived
With the new partnership, Verizon subscribers may now choose to download Skype's mobile software. If they are on a data plan, it allows them to make free Skype to Skype calls, and cheaper international calls through VoIP. While this may eat up some of Verizon's profits, it does encourage its subscribers to switch to a data plan. It can potentially translate to the same or more profits while encouraging brand loyalty.
AT&T does things different, on the other hand. Read More