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iPhone iCall VoIP now on 3G network + Wifi

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by viewfly, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. viewfly

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    This got turned on today. Even the website is not updated. But I tried it and it works. www.icall.com


    iCall over 3G networks is now live!
    Make and receive calls over Wi-Fi AND 3G!


    iCall for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch allows you to make phone calls from any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world with no roaming charges and effective immediately you can use iCall over 3G networks!

    If you have an iPhone, iCall compliments your existing service by eliminating dead-zones, eliminating roaming charges and reducing your international calling bill. Using iCall over 3G allows you to bypass your cellular carrier!

    If you use an iPod Touch, iCall turns your iPod into a real working phone! (microphone is required for iPod touch)


    Switch calls from cell to VoIP
    Superior audio quality compared to cellular calls
    Compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhone

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    Install v1.2.5 with 3G support of iCall for the iPhone and iPod Touch FREE from the APP Store today.

    If you already have the most recent version of iCall for the iPhone installed then you can begin making 3G calls right now without updating.
     
  2. viewfly

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    This follows on with the announcement yesterday. From PhoneScoop.com

    Apple Lifts VoIP Over 3G Restriction with New iPhone SDK

    Yesterday, 9:05 PM by Eric M. Zeman

    Today in conjunction with its announcement about the iPad tablet computer, Apple also released a software development kit for the iPhone. iPhone OS 3.2 SDK will let developers adopt their existing iPhone applications for the iPad. It also removes the restriction Apple had placed preventing applications such as Skype from placing VoIP calls over 3G networks. AT&T has already relented on this point, but now applications can use AT&T's data network (rather than its voice network) to make voice calls using VoIP technology. One application that uses VoIP for phone calls, called iCall, is already available in the iPhone Apps Store. There has been no word from other VoIP purveyors, such as Skype and TruPhone, as to whether or not they will revise their applications to reflect the new change in rules.
     
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    nice!!!!!!!!!! no more 3G unrestrictor. wow, what will AT&T think? I guess not much since they are rolling in dough with the release of the iPad and their data charges.
     
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    U can also use VOIP with Google Voice. I tried with iPhone and Motorola Droid, both worked perfect :)
     
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    sounds good to me.
     
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    It kinda makes you wonder what else Apple got from AT&T to keep the iPhone, etc off Verizon.
     
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    I tried it today and it's sweet.
     
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    A step in the right direction that is for sure.
     
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    if you are using any VOIP over 3G you are not " bypassing your cellular carrier", you are of course still using their network, you are just using their data services as opposed to voice.

    It could be cheaper or free, especially if you have a data plan and are calling another VOIP user abroad...and I would guess the cellular operator won't like it since you are using their network more as a "dumb pipe"....but you are still using their network.
     
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    Something to keep in mind is that you might be costing the person you are calling if you use VOIP to call other AT&T phones. Those calls won't be M2M for them, so you should be careful. Of course the real benefits to VOIP is international calls (especially to other VOIP users). It could also allow you to reduce the number of minutes for calling landlines and people on other providers.
     
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    Yes, of course. The meaning is that you are bypassing using your 'voice minutes' from your plan. The real usefulness is that one can place an international call over 3G but get the VOIP rates, which are quite cheap.

    It also means, if you have a iCall telephone number, you don't have to be on a wifi network to receive (or make ) calls with it. So an incoming call on 3G can be switched, 'on the f'y' to wifi without losing the call.
     

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