12-14-2011 08:17 PM
- Evening all,
I have NEVER (really, never) placed an internet / wifi phone call. I'm heading overseas a bit with the military, and I'd like to call back to the states over wifi. I'll have free broadband accessible.
I've tried to search forums, and I have trouble wrapping my head around all of the individual steps, and nearly all of the data I find is severely out-of-date (sipgate is no longer free, or the sip client no longer links with Google Voice, etc.)
Can I get some be-all-end-all info on the simplest way to get this set up? I'm running a rooted Moto Droid with Cyanogenmod 7 (RC4). I'm fairly tech savvy, but ALL of this VoIP stuff is new to me.
Thanks in advance. I'll be gone for awhile, and I'd love to call home over wifi and avoid the international roaming charges for phone calls. Along the same lines, wifi texting would rock,too (but e-mail's an easy replacement for that)
The Humble AndRoyD04-10-2011 11:06 PM
- Moscow DesireTroubleshooter
UAE has no problems.
You don't need to do any settings with Skype. Just create a skype account, put 10 bucks on it. It'll recharge by itself when the account gets too low. Simple.04-11-2011 09:43 AM
- Truphone could be an option for you. Just the Tru app, stay clear of the SIM for now. They offer an unlimited landlines and Mobiles deal for $13.00. I started using their service recently because I needed a cardiologist by my side every time I opened my phone bill. Voice reproduction is as good as a mobile call but they have a time lag, probably less than a second, which can be annoying.
The Tru app sits in the background and is not a drain on the battery, but running around with your Wi-FI connection ON could be a drain. Check it out if it works for you.09-22-2011 09:34 AM
- If you have an Android phone, take a look at an app called Groove IP
It provides unlimited called back to the US (and maybe everywhere) for free if you have
either a cell signal OR WiFi.
Its a one time charge of $4 for the app. Make sure you get it before leaving the US
may be tricky to get it elsewhere.12-14-2011 08:17 PM
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