So, can I bypass the carriers all together with the Nexus One?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    MIFI (Verizon or Sprint) + Google Nexus One + Google Voice

    Will this combination work to bypass the carriers all together? (Yes, you'd still need a carrier for your MIFI.)

    If this will work, I will seriously consider this combination because I already want a MIFI for my laptop anyway.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...doesn't this answer your question?
     
  3. agkm800 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it hard to understand what I meant? :rolleyes:
     
  4. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    There's not much info I can find along these lines but it seems the Nexus One will require a sim card.
     
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Please keep us updated. I love the concept of a VOIP mobile phone.

    You're asking whether or not the One can be used without SIM?
     
  6. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i am pretty sure it won't work without a sim card. You could just get it off contract for full price if you want freedom of carriers but as far as i know, t-mobile is the only compatible carrier in the US, so it is pretty stupid to pay full price for it instead of the contract as t-mobile is the only carrier u can use it with.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Or you can insert an AT&T SIM Pay-as-you-Go but won't have access to 3G. I can't see any reason you could not just purchase some minutes every 90 days and otherwise use MiFi.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Google Voice is not VoIP.
    It will route calls to/from a mobile phone #, but it still uses the carriers voice channels for calls.
    You could use Skype this way, but Google Voice isn't VoIP.
     

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