Update to skype in the market. I didn't think anything really changed when I was checking it out, until I realised that I had wifi on the whole time! I don't think skype USES that wifi connection, but at least you can keep it switched on, progress.
Yes, that is how it works. Verizon has a deal with Skype, and the app works like this:
- calls from Skype to Skype are carried over Verizon's 3G network; they will not use WiFi
- calls from Skype to domestic phone numbers use your Verizon minutes
- calls from Skype to international numbers use 3G and pay Skype international calling rates