Skype offers up free 3-month Skype Unlimited World subscriptions for BlackBerry 10 users

By Adam Zeis on 26 Apr 2013 09:40 am EDT
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Skype finally landed in BlackBerry World for the BlackBerry Q10 a few days back, but today the "official" news came down the wire along with a cool promo. To celebrate the release, Skype is offering up a bunch of free 3-month Skype Unlimited World subscriptions for BlackBerry users. The subscription nets you a voucher to make free Skype calls to over 60 countries.

While Skype is up and running on the Q10, it's noted that it won't be available for the BlackBerry Z10 until the release of OS 10.1. That means Z10 users will have to hang tight a bit longer and wait on an official OS release (which shouldn't be too much longer, hopefully). Some users are already hard at work trying to get the Q10 version working on the Z10 though, so we may see an unofficial release sometime in the near future.

To register for your free voucher or learn more about Skype for the Q10, head over to the link below.

Register for a free 3-month Skype Unlimited Subscription

123 comments

alienspot

Nice, but when it's coming to blackberry Z10

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Adam Zeis

"it's noted that it won't be available for the BlackBerry Z10 until the release of OS 10.1"

juacas

I find that very often people comment on stuff that is on the post like is not there. I cant imagine how frustrating it has to be for the author when this happens.
Lets stop the laziness people and read! this is not The Odyssey is a simple two paragraph post for god sakes!!!!

shebmiller

Ctrl + F : "Z10"

Seriously people, it's 3 paragraphs

00stryder

+1

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

imcurved

Just a few short weeks...

Post via CB Z10

DocDRM

that was funny! SOUP for you!

heyfarhaan

Blackberry's official statement said Skype will be available when OS10.1 releases. They will "talk" about this OS during BlackBerry Live meaning we won't be getting the OS until at least the middle of May.

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2013/04/skype-blackberry-q10/?CPID=SOC_IBB10...

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Allan Godden

That's sick I barely use Skype but still good for bb

Panthro

Now we just need instagram and netflix then people will FINALLY................still find something to complain about.

GrahamGrey

LOL... yes, you are unfortunately correct. Every phone has its issues regardless of the maturity of the OS. I love my Z10 and went in with eyes wide open regarding the evolution that the OS will be going through in the coming months. Which is rather exciting as the improvements roll out, and devs creating more apps... what's not to be positive about then?

Skyforever

Skype is no doubt one of the BIG favourites. Nice way to acknowledge BB10 users.

BruvvaPete2

I had side loaded it on my Z10 but it never worked. I can wait.

j21jam6

Free subscription makes the wait for Skype well worth the wait.

Sent from my looooong waited for Z10

sanjk1

Does that mean I should sign up for my free 3 months now?

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jugolic

nice! picked it up. just need to use it before oct 31. says limited number so may as well get it now and use it later!

sanjk1

Ah cool. I'll sign up then

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Smiley88

Isn't Skype suppose to be "FREE" ??

BlackBerry_everything

That's what I'm saying

White BlackBerry z10

jugolic

the app is probably free, but just like the pc version you need to use credits to make landline calls. skype to skype should always be free though.

thatplaybookguy

skype to skype is free, but with this you can call landlines all over the world. seriously for the price of a netflix sub, you can call Timbuktu if you wanted to.

Upreti Saroj

Got mine just now

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BlackBerry_everything

So... what this mean we going for have to pay for Skype? I thought it was a free app

White BlackBerry z10

BerryWizard

its is restricted normally and you have to use credits to dial intl numbers, now what they offer is "unlimited access for 3 months"

Zeerak Imran

skype is always free when calling skype to skype via internet, calling landlines and mobile phones via skype costs.

Steveml20

The app is free but for those who choose to use it to make international calls, you can to preload funds for it (actual calls not video chats)

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stabstabdie

Thanks adam!

Once you get the voucher you have until Oct to activate it!

sanjk1

Can't download. Says IMEI input incorrect. It's the correct number. Any help please?

Posted via Vader10

k8bushlover

Only available in USA, Canada and UK, it appears.

Marauder2

I signed up now just in case this goes away

Posted via CB10

MatthewMk2

Doesn't make up for the fact that it's a bloody Android port.

FryBerry

My thoughts exactly!! Free Skype World calls is great, but wouldn't we rather have a native BlackBerry app instead?

l1f3l355

It's free for Skype to Skype calls. Calls to land lines and mobile are made via the use of credit.

This should still hold true. I will be waiting for it on my Z10. Currently using my iPad mini to make calls to my family in Singapore.

It is unsightly. Hahaha.

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Kai_O

Something the article doesn't mention. According to Skype website: "The Skype Unlimited World Voucher offer is only available in USA, Canada and UK"

juacas

Yeah, very important to mention: "BlackBerry 10.1 OS is required to download the Skype app. The Skype Unlimited* World Voucher offer is only available in USA, Canada and UK."

pick1eberry

Great! Just when I reup my Skype subscription for another year 3 days ago.

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jojo212

Thanks for the info. Just got my voucher.

GeoK

Wait for 10.1 ?? From AT&T? That may take some time. :(

sanjk1

I'm in the UK and it's saying IMEI incorrect. It's not incorrect. What's the problem? Anyone?

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juacas

I wish we could have it here in Colombia!!! :(

Kat0908

Maybe it's because your IMEI is linked to a Z10 and this may be exclusively for the Q10 at this time. I'm just guessing here though, trying to throw around ideas.

k8bushlover

If you're sure your PIN and IMEI are entered correctly, follow the link under 'How it Works' for 'Further Support'. That's about all you can do.

marknick

Brilliant work BlackBerry... build it, and they will come!

Posted via CB10

BerryWizard

""""""This offer is for a limited time only and is subject to change without notice. It is void where prohibited by law and only valid in the following countries: USA, Canada and UK."""""

sanjk1

Anyone?

Posted via Vader10

gbolahanojo

Are you using a Z10?

Posted from...... the mighty Z/Zed10

gbolahanojo

Skype be trolling Z10 users, Boooo and Yaaaay (mixed emotions)

Posted from...... the mighty Z/Zed10

Swigzers71

Sweet can't wait

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BerryWizard

the application form is asking for way too much information....

sanjk1

Lol of course I'm using a Z10. Z10STL100-2/10.0.10.690 on UK EE. Have tried 5 times now and still the same problem. IMEI input incorrect. What the crap?

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gbolahanojo

"Not available for Z10 till official OS release" they trolling
Hardcore

Posted from...... the mighty Z/Zed10

k8bushlover

Skype isn't available for Z10 yet. The offer is available for all BB10 phone owners (Z10 included) but only in the countries the offer is made: USA, Canada, UK.

vgorous

I thought Skype was free?

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hugeberries

You bunch whiners this is an android port!boo who cry babies! Hey we are getting the best of both worlds! Android and blackberry what happens if we didn't have android ports! Yah that's what I thought! Bunch of babies!

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BlackBerry_everything

Does my pic show up in my avi?

White BlackBerry z10

Workingmen

Got my voucher! Does anyone know if the three month free period has to start by Oct. 31 or end by Oct. 31? It wasn't in the FAQ. This voucher allows free calls from US, Canada and UK to land lines and mobile phones not just the normal free Skype to Skype.

Anatomy

Signed up and saved the voucher to my evernote so I'll have it when I need it :)

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Workingmen

Limited to certain countries
Calls to landlines and mobiles in these countries: Canada, Guam, Hong Kong S.A.R., Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and United States.

Calls to landlines in these countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg only), Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

No China nor India so missing 2 billion people.

Yonas Berhane

I don't know why it said over 60 countries. They forgot the continents around the "World"

porkchopian

I don'y really use Skype but I did use MSN messenger which is no longer available for BB10. I did hear that Skype will become the new MSN messenger. Is this true? I tried IM+ but no offence it sucks bag! Can anyone confirm that you can add your MSN messenger to Skype?

JaguarXJ7

Pretty cute... they make an offer for something hardly anyone can take them up on. :(

Posted via CB10

BerryWizard

You do realize that this is like complaining about the fact they are actually planning in advance for thé z10 version "blackberry 10 devices " is mentioned and not just the q10

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k8bushlover

You can still take them up on the voucher offer, if you're in one of the supported countries (UK, Canada, USA) and have a BB10 phone, even a Z10. You just can't use it yet.

Correction: you just can't use it on your Z10 yet. Skype credit is good from any device with Skype.

sallynaayue

I can't wait

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dmlis

"Skype is offering up a bunch of free 3-month Skype Unlimited World subscriptions for BlackBerry users."

Actually, just for some BlackBerry users.

From official announcement:
" The Skype Unlimited* World Voucher offer is only available in USA, Canada and UK."
https://global.blackberry.com/secure/skype-for-blackberry/en.html

PegBerry

Yup, Skype is free for landline within U.S. and Canada. Other international calls are not free. Maybe I am wrong or they may have change all that. Now they probably need money:) I have it on my desktop and don't really use it. There are other VOIP apps that are free. Look up on BlackBerry World. There are some Skype users out there and they sure need it on their BlackBerry Phones. This is good for BlackBerry user. Welcome Skype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marauder2

My friend signed up for this, using the info for his Z10, then redeemed it and received an email with a $41 charge.. Can anyone explain this or tell me who to contact about it please?

Birddog2

I got one just now with my z10 info. Sweet. Now all I need is os10.1, but it is attached to your account when you activate it and can be used from any device.

Posted via CB10

Bernie10

To get your IMEI code open up your phones keypad and type in the following without a space and the code comes up *#06#

Posted via CB10

kissdagame

Got my voucher!

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mr1030

Worked fine. Just got voucher for my Z10. Also once you activate the voucher it's good for your skype account, so you can use it from any device.

ErinnM

Does this mean we can do multiple video chats as well?

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htcwf

It seems we will get Skype for Z10 before October 31, 2013.

At least this is what their plan.

Lol

The app I really want is called Fongo.

pkcable

Thank you sir!!!!!!!  I now have unlimited for the next 3 months!!!!!!!!

stitch69

not available in trinidad...fml

dmacne

Got mine for my z10. Looking forward to having skype on my mobile

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monil11

Wow. Good stuff for those eligible. But please mention that it is only for US, Canada and UK. I got so exited after reading the heading, reading the article and clicking on the link just to find out that its not for everyone with a BB10 phone. I' am sure the website has a a lot of readers outside of these three countries who would like the heads up.!!

Strikkie

Damn onlynavalable in the us, canada and the uk :(
Me sad

Eric Ragasa

Sweet got mine.

Posted via CB10

JBryden

Got mine using my Z10 #'s

vgorous

I don't get how people use Skype to make a land line or mobile calls.

Posted via CB10

hopper76

Bleh....I'm more excited for Oovoo to come but maybe for the time being I'll get skype for my Z10 when it is officially released. Big named apps and games are always welcome though. BE BOLD!!!

TusheeVS

Why bbz10 seem like outdated? Regret didn't buy iphone.. fed up

Posted via CB10

rjedge54

Cool stuff, got my voucher, got 10.1 on my Z10, now just waiting patiently for Skype to be released for the Z10.

DrHamedz

Posted from my BlackBerry Z10 (STL 100-1) ...

Bluline79

The more people that gets their hands on the device the less Skype will be used IMO. BBM Video beats Skype hands down.

Christophe Piquemal

US, Canada and UK users... Do the others smell?

mavricxx

What do they mean by " free 3-month Skype Unlimited World subscriptions"? Does that mean you cannot call someone Skype to Skype for free anymore? Or is this Skype to cell/phone anywhere in the world

Anatomy

Anyone try to get the voucher with a non BB10 imei/pin?????

Inquiring minds want to know!

Before someone asks... it could be used for people who want to make sure they get a voucher for use when they purchase their BB10 device in the future or, creative types might like to try the voucher code even if they are running a non BB device (gasp!)

Anatomy

Just tested and it won't give out a voucher for my 9900 imei/pin

kaixungoh

Just curious, so our Skype call will be charged?? Else what's with the unlimited promotion thingy that is written in the post

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Christophe Piquemal

Skype to skype it's free; but they charge for skype to phones; as usual... And the promotion is over this last point... at least, I suppose....

bneidelgaar

Z10 should have had it first. We took the risk first. A bit disappointed.

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niravzaveri

Hey Adam,

It states in the footer during registration, that this voucher is only available in USA, Canada, UK.

It might help people if this bit of info is mentioned in the Blog post.

CB10 is a fantastic experience!

vizZir

Should not be too long as the headline on blackberry world is ' Skype is coming soon '

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Kardinal_D

Great news for the Skype lovers on bb10!

glenbb

I hope it wont bit longer

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Kardinal_D

Base of the comments, there seems to be a huge disconnect when it comes to the number of people that were crying for Skype and those who know how to use it! SMH

CANWTS

Big plus with the launch of the Q10! http://bit.ly/11h3MUR

BionicKris

@sanjk1- Are you possibly entering a zero as an "O" or vice versa by mistake if there is one?

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BionicKris

Haven't used Skype before but I got my voucher. :-)

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00stryder

Thanks BlackBerry/Skype! And thank you, Adam, for the heads up! Should be great for when I head up to Canada next year (if I can plan it right with that October activation deadline)

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

00stryder

Forgot to add, found it awesome that all I had to do was type "Mypin" and my phone automatically populated the field for me. Not so helpful for the IMEI number but whatever!

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

xamdam

I hope is Z10 users get this same offer when it's out for the Z10.

Posted via CB10, BB10, Z10

Peaceful world

Thanks, good information from crackberry!

Posted via CB10

seiyu

The best thing is.. for all over the world.. look 4 it though..

Posted via CB10

web99

That's great news! I just got my voucher. Now I just have to wait for 10.1 to be released for my Z10.

Posted via CB10 from my spectacular Z10

DementedDevil

I need someone in a valid region to apply for a voucher for me (although it probably won't work when I try to use it of course!)

Posted via CB10

Carolinacdelc

Thank you!!!!!

Posted via the best phone ever. BlackBerry Z10

sjo1234

Side loaded Skype on my Z10 got my credit and I am rolling.

Posted via CB10

f_d

Dev Alpha phones in the regions are also eligible for the vouchers! I've just used my developer device details to get a voucher and added the subscription to my account and tested it using the leaked Skype app on my Z10 running the 1483 leaked 10.1 OS.. Everything worked flawlessly..

Aditya Bhimrajka

Works on my z10

Posted via CB10

seraphim426

After get promote code, then find out this deal only made for US, CA and UK. Hey, why leave China out?BTW, Skype should know that we hate TOM version of skype that made for China.

Posted via CB10

Cess Calo

Been patiently waiting for skype in my z10 :(

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teddygramz2060

so can i sign up for it now i got the z10 ?

Samxodemon

No waiting for 10.1 on Z10 any more, just sideload the official version which was extracted from Q10, then you get it.!

Via my lovely Z10...

qanday

I'm experiencing the same issue as what one lady on the Skype forum posted:
"When I log into Skype on my Q10 with the exact same login, my account shows that I have no credits. Also, I can not make any calls, because of lack of credits.
What can I do to get the app to populate with my credits? I tried reinstalling the app and also login in and out."

Thanks