I remembered from years ago that Verizon had a hacked version of skype that required using mobile data (3G/4G/LTE) i.e. spending money to work. A google search seems to indicate this was cleared up, but it ain't so - I just downloaded skype on my Galaxy 4S, and it only connects when mobile data is turned on, not with wifi only. Is there a way around this? skype over wifi is a good way to have a lifeline when overseas without paying exorbitant call/data fees for international roaming, not to mention calling Verizon support (of course, they'd need to get with the program and have a skype account) when international service fails, which has been the last 3 overseas trips I've made.
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BTW - don't bother to tell me about Skype wifi - that's essentially a way to get you to use skype costs to connect to wifi and then make calls. I'm talking about a way to use the generally ubiquitous free wifi in hotels, restaurants, etc, especially overseas - and not just Europe, same problems in Brazil and Indonesia for example.