VOIP for I phones

Submitted: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 09:10
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Can anyone advise me on the new (I think there are 6 released last month) VOIP applications for the Iphone.

Are they blocked by telstra etc?.

Does anyone know which one is best?

Has anyone used then as yet?
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Reply By: Bryan (WA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:21

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:21
Hi Carl,
I have skype installed on my iphone. it s a free app. if you go into the app store and search for voip you will find the different ones easily.
Use really only use the voip applications when you ahve wifi access otherwise the data charges wouldnt make it worth while.

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Bryan
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:01

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:01
Carl

I have used Skype since day one almost and it's great, as long as I have internet access when I am in the bush I call anyone anywhere direct from the laptop.

Obviously talk time relates strictly to download time, so it can chew into your quotas and battery life. Of course when it's important I fire up the gennie and away I go.

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:41

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:41
Thanks for that, we have been setting up skype for the afternoon. It works fantastic.
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Reply By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:14

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:14
Why would you want VOIP on a phone?
Doesn't the Iphone make phone calls?
Or am I missing something here?

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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:52

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:52
VOIP will apparantly be become much bigger in 2010.

It allows you to make international mobile calls virtually FREE.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:25

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:25
While it may appear the calls are nearly free the data charge may negate that.



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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:35

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:35
Hi Glen

Graham is correct. You certainly need to ensure that the data plan you are on is the right one.

If you are on the wrong plan then they will cost but the right plan will make then almost free. This is in comparison to just pick up the phone and call.

Hence why it get the phones companies worried. Upto now making them from mobile phone does not appear tobe an easy thing to do. The new Iphone (and some others) has changed this as accessing the internet is so quick and comprehensive.

Finding a sales person or just a person that can demonstrate what it can do is not an easy thing. In terms of being on the road and traveling all the time, they are fantastic.

We use a 5 gig a month plan at the moment. That is $89 a month. It is not just about the money but also the capacity it gives you.

Carl
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Follow Up By: Member - steve. B... (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:50

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:50
I thought I would throw this one in, There is a VOIP site called " JAJAH ". The difference between IT and the OTHERS I have tried, is that you can make calls with out talking through your computer. You initiate your call and JAJAH rings you on your Home phone or mobile and then connect you to your destination. You can set it up on your mobile without switching on your computer. Very cheap as well. Installation is free. Steve. B...

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:53

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:53
How cheap is very cheap.
What is cheap to some may not be to others

How about some actual call costs like what does it cost to initiate call etc


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Follow Up By: Member - steve. B... (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 18:15

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 18:15
It's as cheap as the others. JAJAH to JAJAH is free. I phone my brother in Mt'selborne 30 minutes @ 0.040 cents a minute. That's anywhere in Australia. International is also very cheap. If you use your computer, you put in the number you are calling and they ring your phone and then you are connected to your call. Steve. B...

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 18:21

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 18:21
I can phone any number in Australia except 13 and 1800 numbers for 10c UNTIMED.
Now thats cheap.

Calls to NZ are 3.5 c a minute

If I used the phone more I could pay $100 a year in advance and get 1000 calls for that.

Mynetfone is the place
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:55

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:55
We spoke to New York on a mobile phone this morning for 30 minutes for $1.

That was the skype that was recommended earlier.

Carl
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