Make Free Calls Over 3G & Wifi

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  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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  2. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    I just tried it. Sound quality is pretty good. Only thing I wish they'd improve is not having to be online in gtalk to make a call
     
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed...kinda annoying. Does anyone know if this will work outside of the US when traveling?
     
  4. spinna001 macrumors newbie

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    Well it works flawlessly receiving and making calls :D
     
  5. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if you can make international calls for free with this also?
     
  6. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    How does one receive phone calls over Wi-Fi on this? If I call my google voice number it goes to the GV answer machine
     
  7. spinna001, Dec 8, 2010
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    from my previous post:
    OK i see that you already have a gv account thats good. Now you need an app called talkatone from the app store. then read this:

    Initial setup
    http://lifehacker.com/5708078/talkta...on-your-iphone


    Setup Incoming calls
    http://blog.talkatone.com/2010/11/30/incoming-google-voice-calls-in-talkatone/

    Please leave me feedback if this was helpful.;)
     
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    There s also another free app called viper
     
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    I think you mean Viber.

    I love Viber because it uses your regular iPhone phone # as your account number. So you can use Viber to call anyone...if they have Viber it rings that. If they don't have Viber it sends you to your normal phone app and dials them that way.

    A lot of the other VOIP solutions either give you fake phone number that no one knows or make you remember which of your friends can use their service and which can't.

    Viber eliminats that. Just use it to call any friend and it decides how to contact them based on what's installed on their phone.
     
  11. spinna001 macrumors newbie

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    fixed!!
    let me know how it goes
     
  12. spinna001 macrumors newbie

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    yea but is sucks because the other user has to have the app to receive or make calls. Talkatone integrates with you gv number. so you can make and receive calls from your gv number. The other person on the other end doesn't need anything(app) to receive your calls. Also gv lets you pick a number.
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    No they don't. If they don't have the app, you end up calling them on the normal cell network. You're not using Wifi anymore but they DO receive the call. That's what I like about Viber. When they don't have the app it just kicks you back to the nomral network.

    A no go for me.

    I'm not giving up my cell phone number. Google Voice is a big fat non entity for me until they can figure out how to tranfer my AT&T number to them. If they can ever work that out, I'll look into it.
     
  14. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I downloaded this app on iTunes on my Mac and have yet to sync it to my iPhone, I am in no rush. I have Google Voice and use it regularly but what does it mean to be online in gtalk?
     
  15. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    You have to be signed on to google talk to be able to make/receive calls (the app does that for you)
     
  16. spinna001 macrumors newbie

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    ok but it doesn't do unified messaging, imo it sux! if i want to keep my number for voip i will use skpye. gv and talkatone ftmfw
     
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    Dude it's free. No one is forcing you to use it. Calm down.
     
  18. Thomsbly macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Great Discussion ....!
    Mostly i use PennyTalk for free calls.PennyTalk is a pre-paid calling service offering you incredibly low rates per minute on all your international calls from the UK.
     
  19. aldo818 macrumors regular

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    Yes i ment viber sorry .

    Really a great app for me at the moment the best on iphone as it works on 3G perfectly no wifi needed and it s FREE
     
  20. Thomsbly macrumors newbie

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    iPhone app

    Hey Pennytalks iPhone app is free too. So you don't have to change sims to get cheaper rates.

    Also with using your mobile to call abroad it costs quite a bit, but there is no extra charge using your mobile if you don't have the iPhone app.

    Plus they have free calls to India, USA and Canada right now.
     

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