Poor reception at my house. Can i make voip calls over wifi?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by deenybird, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. deenybird macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    I get lousy reception on my new 3g at my house. My wifi connection is rock solid, however. Is there any way to place calls over the web? Some sort of voip option like skype etc?

    BTW: I have jailbroken

    thanks for your help
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    No such app has been released to the app store yet. There are other solutions if you have jailbroken your phone though...
  3. B's iPhone macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Where it's cold
    Actually you can. Search Truphone in the App Store. I have it and it works pretty good.
  4. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    get a wireless extender, signal booster. Easy to install and you can drop the land line.
  5. deenybird thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    i've heard 'signal boosters' don't really exist

    BTW: I've jailbroken....
  6. deenybird thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    thanks for the suggestion, but at 6 cents / min, i'm looking for something free. I know the recipient would also need this voip client in that case, but thats fine.
  7. B's iPhone macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Where it's cold

    They gave me a $4.00 credit when I signed up. It's a good voip app, nothing you'd want to use all the time but it's nice when you don't have any signal.
  8. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    According to an article I read:

    "ICall Inc.'s planned iPhone application is still in beta testing. Like Truphone's app, it will use wifi links to access the VoIP network. A unique feature is the app's ability to switch from a cellular call to a wifi call without interrupting the conversation. ICall claims that such transfers will happen "seamlessly." CEO Arlo Gilbert said that the application should be available in early August 2008."

    I should also note that they wont charge for calls like Truphone's

    Here's their website:

  9. askthedust macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2003

    I can't wait for this App to come out. downloaded truphone saw the per minute charge and deleted it back off. iCall means I can get rid of vonage. Vonage hasn't been bad but would prefer great reception from iphone. When inside it can't access voicemail ever and will only send a call through once in awhile otherwise it goes right to voicemail.

    iCall please post an update to your site.
  10. dancavallaro macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
    iCall looks really cool.. but how is it possibly totally free? I understand how it would be free to call other iCall users, but how can it be free to call a landline/other cellphone over wifi? At somepoint it has to be converted from VOIP into a regular call, and someone has to pay for it. Maybe I should email the iCall people.. I'm just kind of curious about that.

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