Truphone now over 3G?????

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Evev12, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Evev12 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2008
    I just received an e-mail indicating that Truphone now no longer needs a Wi-fi connection to work on the iphone. I went to the app store to look for the update but I can't seem to find anything. Do any of you know if a) this is true and b) where you can donwload the upgrade? I'd love to hear if anybody's tested it out yet too. I see a another poster posted a similar thread on this forum which looks to have been wiped clean - something about that's a bit fishy if you ask me.
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  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Truphone. I got one too. It says international calls at Truphone rates even out of wifi and, if in wifi you can receive calls from other truphone users as well as free call truphone users (plus those Nokia users). The presence feature let's you know when your contacts are online and able to receive your call.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I hope you know how bad the latency on 3G usually is.

    Apart from the technical issues, I doubt the service providers such as AT&T will happy about this.

    Of course the only way I see these apps useful is direct integration into the phone much like the VoIP client on the Nokia S60 devices.
  5. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well I already find the app useful. I get cheap international calls. Seems pretty useful to me. However, as a direct replacement to cellular traffic, with inbound and outbound calls then yes, direct integration and background running are needed. As it stands Truphone is really only if use to initiate calls, although if enough of your friends have it then I can see a stronger argument. Which is probably why, when it was first launched for Nokias there were so many free calls given away. I had free international calls for months.

    I continue to use it because call quality is good and there is no decent Skype client. (I prefer Truphone to Skype over Fring) actually, I can't think when I last used Skype.
  6. tasset macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2007
    I tested it and I think Truphone is being a bit misleading with this over 3G.
    Rather than placing a call over the internet as it does thru WIFI, it appears that Truphone just makes a call thru the phone app and connects to a gateway for your destination call.
    What's worse, it deducts from your credit a USA call plus the USA to International rate...........
  7. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    I've just seen the footnote in the email. "uses your GSM network. Additional charges may apply. ". Yep, I think they're being a bit naughty too. Anyone want to refer to advertising standards?
  8. vivithemage macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    meh, at least it's cheap to call over wifi...i wish it was free, but apple is not as cool as my old bb curve :/....they let me call via wifi for free!! TMobile of course.
  9. RiGo macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    way to pass the buck. why don't you show some initiative and contact advertising standards yourself?
  10. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Simply? Because I don't give a rat's. ;) I only use it in wifi and have no need to use it otherwise. Oh and because I'm lazy. :)

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