1. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    Pretty new to smart phones, played a bit with wifes iphone4. I thought the mini mac tab would be the ticket, but saw the stats on the n7 and did a little looking into some apps.
    I need to get a data plan set up for sure, as I bought this direct from Google and an unlocked version possibly phone service for the price why not. Any thoughts on this phone capability, is it like others pending on service provider. I live in Vancouver BC Canada if that helps. But just digging for info and a good forum to fall back on when in question. I am a Mac believer and do allot of editing with the Mac, I thought the Mac tab would be the answer, but can't bring myself to spend big money on disposable technology. I do this enough with Nikon cameras.
    11-30-2012 10:41 AM
  2. rballen85's Avatar
    I'm confused. Did you buy the N4 or the N7?
    11-30-2012 06:29 PM
  3. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    I'm confused. Did you buy the N4 or the N7?
    N7
    11-30-2012 06:43 PM
  4. MJKearney's Avatar
    Are you asking for advice on a mobile data provider for your Nexus 7 model with mobile broadband capability? The Nexus 7 with mobile broadband only provides for data service, not phone service.
    11-30-2012 07:04 PM
  5. bigtroutz's Avatar
    Are you asking for advice on a mobile data provider for your Nexus 7 model with mobile broadband capability? The Nexus 7 with mobile broadband only provides for data service, not phone service.
    altho you CAN use wifi routed skype, etc type VOIP phone service with the app downloaded....

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ZS5yYWlkZXIiXQ..
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5ncm9vdmVpcCJd
    11-30-2012 08:07 PM
  6. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    Are you asking for advice on a mobile data provider for your Nexus 7 model with mobile broadband capability? The Nexus 7 with mobile broadband only provides for data service, not phone service.
    This was what I was looking for, with data and some software, all is good. I have a phone, just not a smart phone. If I had to talk through the tablet I wonder what the data consummation would be, not that I would that much, but texting and e mail are essential to me. But thank you for the response I will keep looking into plans. I wonder if getting a sim for pay as you go, down in the US would be a smart move when traveling, our rates up here are criminal as far as US data roaming goes.
    My thoughts on buying this tablet were, showing Photography on websites on locations, and ideas for shoots. Texting easier than my mike phone, which is painfully slow. Keeping in touch with clients on the road. Also making pdf bills and fast contacts for gear rental locations if needed in a specific area, or maps to get there fast. I am very new to the tablet, but see a need to keep up to date, and organized.
    12-01-2012 10:14 AM
  7. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    altho you CAN use wifi routed skype, etc type VOIP phone service with the app downloaded....

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ZS5yYWlkZXIiXQ..
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5ncm9vdmVpcCJd
    Interesting read on the codecs for the app. Buddy still gave it a five star.....Jason Garland - November 27, 2012 - Version 2.15
    1.2MB/minute(81.92kbps) / minute is quite a bit!
    What codec are you using? It must be G.711. Google Talk supports G.711A, G.711U, G.722, GSM, iLBC, and Speex. I would like to have a choice of codec when making / receiving calls to save bandwidth and possibly even handle latency and packet loss better. I think Speex @ 8khz would be great! Speex is 2.15-24.6 kbps, iLBC is 15.2 kbps, GSM is 13 kbps, and G.711A/U are 64 kbps then add about 18kbps for IP overhead to each direction.
    12-01-2012 10:40 AM
  8. bigtroutz's Avatar
    sorry, Westpix, you are way past my phone expertise...where if it dials -> rings -> answered is good enough for me, LOL

    You might try the XDA forum - that is where the real nerds with tech expertise hang out. They have a Nexus 7 subforum too, but VOIP discussions probably span multiple devices....

    Android Forums & Windows Phone Discussion @ xda-developers
    12-01-2012 06:24 PM
  9. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    sorry, Westpix, you are way past my phone expertise...where if it dials -> rings -> answered is good enough for me, LOL

    You might try the XDA forum - that is where the real nerds with tech expertise hang out. They have a Nexus 7 subforum too, but VOIP discussions probably span multiple devices....

    Android Forums & Windows Phone Discussion @ xda-developers
    I believe he is taking about a internet phone software, using to much bandwidth, codecs that are not compliant with the service make it like a 4 cylinder engine or 1800cc engine trying to power a big rig. 1.25 or so megabits of data being eaten up every minute. I had to search out usage amounts to get an idea how feasible an internet phone would be, so reading this I might try all apps then watch my usage then pick one. Unless someone has the better of these apps. sounds like he likes SPEEKS as a less consuming app.
    12-02-2012 03:26 AM
  10. mr_nobody's Avatar
    sounds like he likes SPEEKS as a less consuming app.
    Speex is a codec, not an app.
    12-02-2012 09:31 AM
  11. Westpix Photography's Avatar
    There you go,so is he saying speeks is the compliant codec? Curious. g.711a
    12-02-2012 04:25 PM

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