Samsung Galaxy Tab on Verizon Lacks Skype 3G Calling

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab launches on Verizon [VZ] in the next few weeks, the ability to make Skype calls over 3G will not be available.

Skype will still be available for the Verizon Galaxy Tab, but voice calls will be restricted to WiFi only. What makes this interesting is that a special version of Skype is installed on other Android handsets on Verizon and each of those do have the ability to make calls over 3G, so it isn’t clear why this is being blocked for the Tab.

PC Mag point out the following…

While Samsung’s tablet won’t be able to make 3G Skype calls on Verizon Wireless, the Apple iPad that Verizon is selling bundled with a MiFi hotspot can do so, in part because the MiFi makes Verizon’s 3G network look like a Wi-Fi network to the device.

The good news is that only Skype 3G calls seem to be blocked. For those that use Qik, Nimbuzz and Fring, you should still have the ability to make VoIP 3G calls if needed.

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