Skype Mobile, which still only works with Verizon thanks to a deal made earlier this February, can now connect over Wi-Fi. Odd, isn’t it? You’d think that Wi-Fi would have been an option from the start to relieve the U.S.’s best 3G network (in terms of coverage) of some strain. However, until now Skype had only worked over 3G and not Wi-Fi.
A minor update was pushed out last night for Skype for Android which should now allow users to initiate or receive calls while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Oddly, however, calls are not handled over Wi-Fi, but over Verizon’s 3G network. The only difference now is that calls can be made without having to disable Wi-Fi when it is turned on. Strange.