Best way to make phone calls with ipod Touch 4G?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by stark4, Jan 13, 2011.

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    What's the best way right now to make voip phone calls with ipod touch when wifi is available? I heard good things about skype but is it really free to make phone calls within US? Or is there something else that is free to make phone calls?

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    Hold it to your face backwards and upside down. Skype works well. If google voice works, it would be better since it's free.
     
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    so skype is not free?
     
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    Skype is free to connect with other Skype accounts. To connect to phones, there's a fee, but it's very low, something like 3 cents/minute.
     
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    voip calling

    I use whistle--ad-supported calling (usa) is free.
     
  6. stark4, Jan 13, 2011
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    Thanks.. i'll try whistle
     
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    yes, google voice is free. use talkatone for google voice on your itouch 4g. it works better than any other free app.
     
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    Can Google Voice make calls to landlines/cell phones, or just to other users of the service?
    Also~ same question for the Whistle app (ad-supported) someone mentioned earlier.
    And, do you need to be in the US to make the calls to US lines?

    TIA
     
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    Google Voice can make the free call?:eek: Damn, Google Voice can't use in my country.
     
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    I use Textfree... Its not free, but you can download free apps for more minutes (doing this initially, i had over 250 minutes free!) also, any and all incoming calls are free! Just let them know to call you first lol.
     
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    Google Voice, hands down. Free calling/texting. Just need a landline or other phone to link the account to.
     
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    icall is good
     
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    Skype or Viber
     
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    +1 for talkatone. Just set up your google voice account and it works wonderfully well. Free calls to any landline in Canada/USA
     
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    google voice, fring
     
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    Vox voip app on my tablet makes it a complete gadget for me with which I can do almost all my work.
     
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    If you keep Skype open in the background if you have multitasking then you can recieve calls, and make them.

    Skype will drain your battery though.
     
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    I use Texfree w/ voice and hold it like you would any phone.
     
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    I believe that there are no free calls, you need to at least buy some package to make free calls. Some provides as low as $4.95 per month even. However, the applications like Nimbuzz allows you to make free calls to other Nimbuzz user. But it will also cost you data minutes.
     
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    which makes google voice moot :rolleyes:
     
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    whistle phone makes free calls, just have to listen to an add first
     
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    I use Textfree with Voice. Works great. Especially because Textfree to Textfree calls are free, as well as incoming. And you get free unlimited texts. :D
     
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    Talkatone = free voip calls with google voice #
     
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    TextFree with Voice.

    I have an iPhone 4 and even use this to "supplement" my AT&T minutes. I only have 450 through AT&T.

    Completely free incoming calls and tons of free minutes (I currently have 2,100 minutes and counting). Although, admittedly, TextFree as of late has cut down on their install X app for Y free minutes. If you check several times a day though you can still really stockpile the minutes like I have. I've noticed they sometimes only have free minutes earning apps up for a few minutes at a time, so you have to consistently check.

    Plus it's a REAL number and you can make/receive calls from/to other REAL phones. The other party doesn't have to have a Skype account, or a special app, or any other cumbersome nonsense like linked phone accounts, etc.
     
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    Fring is the best and t let's you use skype VoIP etc and it's free



    Cheers Diogojg20
     

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