Sold iPhone, using ipad mini as VoIP phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Monkt, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Monkt macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else doing the same? Post about your experience so far.

    I've been piggybacking on a family share plan and it only costs me $10 per month.

    I have a cellular ipad mini, use talkatone, and use in ear speakers with a mic.
     
  2. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I scraped along on an iPod touch with a VoIP app while I was waiting for my nexus 4 to arrive but there's no way I'd willingly do that ever again. I need to be reachable wherever I am and can't rely on wifi.
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    Nice. Personally I couldn't trust VoIP call quality, coverage is also an issue. I go deep into the woods and hills for my job and for pleasure and the service is poor in these areas. If my commute was predictable I could use this, but not with an iPad though. Something smaller.
     
  4. hyteckit Guest

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    I find VOIP works better on Android than iOS.

    Problem is that VOIP apps can't run in the background for very long. It gets put to sleep by iOS, so you aren't always connected.

    So expect many missed calls. Also expect the occasional drop calls and distorted low quality calls.
     
  5. cutienoua macrumors member

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    how about when driving? Can't really answer the call.
    I have radio with BT don't like the sound quality.
    I have iphone 5 verizon, mini verizon,use skype,talkatone,etc
    will not give up any of the devices!
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Well if it works for you, GREAT.

    I'd just hate during a dinner date, pull out my iPad to make a call. She would has to be a total nerd, and one nerd on a dinner date is enough. :)


    Just played with Skype again after many years, pretty good quality, but of course this is not a nearly big enough sample, and I have a feeling it would suck international.
     
  7. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    aren't you paying practically the same as an iPhone plan? the 10 a month for the voip service plus cellular service for the iPad mini?
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    You can add a tablet to family plans for 10 bucks. 10 bucks does not add any data allowance to the shared plan. So you would be using other persons data allocation.
     
  9. Monkt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $500.00+ savings per year is significant to me.

    I don't talk on the phone while driving because I don't need to and honestly don't find it very safe.
     
  10. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Although I won't give up my Nexus 4 for calls, I did set up my Nexus 7 (with cellular) to make calls using Groove IP. I tried it while I was out driving on T-Mobile and the audio was all broken up. It's fine on Wifi just sitting here. It uses Google voice to take and make calls and receive text messages. Just wish it was better while moving in the car.
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    The sound quality is the problem. I use gmail to make calls on my MacBook air and the sound quality is poor to average.
     

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