VOIP Apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Noisemaker, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Noisemaker Guest

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    What are some good VOIP apps?

    Do any at all offer free calling to normal phones?

    After playing with FaceTime for several hours now, I'd like to get a VOIP app to make calls to my non-facetime friends/family.

    What are my options?
     
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I tried iCall, but like Whistle Phone the best! Both apps are free.

    With Whistle Phone, all you need is Wifi access to make and receive calls. They give you a randomly selected phone number, which can be long distance for some of your callers. But they are planning to update the app soon, so you can get a local number. This app works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and your home computer.
     
  3. Noisemaker thread starter Guest

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    I actually found Whistle Phone a bit earlier - I love it so far!

    The only problems I've found are;

    -Mic volume seems low? Friends can hear me fine with Facetime, but not with Whistle Phone. Any way to fix that aside from using a set of headphones with a mic?

    -There seems to be a 3-5 second delay. Is this normal, or could it have just been my connection? My internet is about 1Mb/s and mobile broadband - so it's got a higher ping time. Could this be the cause, or is a delay like that normal for the app? I had zero delay with Facetime.
     
  4. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    Fring works quite well. You make Fring-Fring calls or you can add your SIP provider and use that. There's a little bit of lag during Fring-Fring calls. SIP audio quality could be a bit better, but I'm just pleased it works. Definitely worth a try.
     
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

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    The problem with Fring is that you need a SIP account to make real phone calls. And Fring to Fring calls are not the same, you might as well use Yahoo Messenger if you're going to use that.


    I have had no issues with the mic volume, so I am not sure what your problem is. But a delay issue is due to the speed of your internet connection. I have 10MB downloads and the app works great for me.
     
  6. Noisemaker thread starter Guest

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    I'll give it a good testing today and see how it works. Maybe it was just the way I was holding the Touch.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I have been using it on my previous iPhone 3G, that doesn't have a cell contract and as I said has been working great.
     

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