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Voip on BB?
I have a monthly allowance on my minutes (500 shared) as well as my home internet (5GB monthly), so I'm wondering if there is a way to make calls from my BB which won't use either, but instead will use my unlimited data plan?
I was told by someone that I should look into voip, but that if I use it from my BB it will sound bad as well as use my airtime. This is something I don't know much of anything about though. But am under the impression that Skype and Google Talk are examples of apps that use voip (correct me if I am wrong as I don't know)
Does anyone else here use this method to make calls? If so, could you give me some more information on how it works and what are the best apps to use?
Thanks in advance!
Not sure about voip and blackberry, I know that wifi at home does not use data
Samsung Galaxy S4
Asus Nexus 7
From what I understand, Skype is somewhat limited on BlackBerry, but Google Voice is definitely an option. If you already have a Google Voice number, just download the app on your device, set it up, and voila!
I only had limited use of it when I had a BlackBerry, but it worked as advertised.
Skype works with a skype to go number which you call from your phone (local number normally free), then it goes throgh VOIP, allows you to call international cheaply . If you are with Verizon there is a BB App for Skype. Does not work on any other carrier, this would be fully VOIP I had no problem with quality
Google Voice works as Roger says
Yes, GV will use your minutes, but who's your carrier, JB? If you have a "friends" plan or something like that where calls to your friends are free, just add your GV number your "friends" or "favorites" and it will in essence be free.
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