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Free VOIP calls, reliable even on 3g mobile data connection

acegolfer 204 December 24, 2012 at 05:55 PM in Cell Phone Plans & Services (4)
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Not sure whether this belongs to hot deals section but it's free after all. Mod, feel free to move to a more proper place.

There are several free VOIP solutions such as grooveip lite but they all suffer from bad quality on 3g. I found a clever way to make free and reliable internet (VOIP) calls even on 3g mobile data. I posted the full instruction on XDA forum.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2057887

It's complicated but it's how I can get great call quality on 3g data. I'm relying on VOIP 100% as I disabled Google Voice forwarding to my cell number.

Now I'm paying $30/m for 2000 minutes and 5GB data.

Happy Holidays!

PS: Please do not suggest Groove IP or talkatone. Theoretically, these work on 3g but in real life, it's not usable. If you can get great call quality using these apps, then consider yourself extremely lucky.
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#2
interesting and will take a look at it when get a chance
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Still going to be dependent on the quality and reliability of your data connection, even if the codec uses less data.
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Really good read. Probably set it up after the holidays and things settle down. Probably not the right place to post this, but you get a TU anyway
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Quote from satanslover View Post :
Still going to be dependent on the quality and reliability of your data connection, even if the codec uses less data.
Agreed. If you are on Sprint, you can forget about it.

I gave up Sprint SERO-P for $30 Tmo unlimited data plan. Should have done it sooner as I found out the Tmo data coverage is excellent in S. Florida.
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yea really great info
Thanks op
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Can this be used for international calling?
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Can this be used for international calling?
Yes. But not free. Here's the rate table.

https://www.google.com/voice/rates
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#9
Not sure if this needs its own thread in hot deals, but it's still a very cool concept that I'd like to check out if I get the time. TU!
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#10
very good one OP... very useful.. repped..
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Quote from acegolfer View Post :
Agreed. If you are on Sprint, you can forget about it.

I gave up Sprint SERO-P for $30 Tmo unlimited data plan. Should have done it sooner as I found out the Tmo data coverage is excellent in S. Florida.
dumping sero p was the best decision i made as well. Using an HTC amaze on tmobile $30 plan with groove ip
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#12
This info has been around for a long time
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#13
what about iPhone ? Will it work.
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www.vonagemobile.com allows 3000 minutes over 3g and wifi

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www.vonagemobile.com allows 3000 minutes over 3g and wifi
Free as well!
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i just did a quick read, seems like a good post. thanks for bringing to our attention.
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