VOIP, Discussion, questions and answers

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  • john1john1 Forumite
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    Sipgate have their own free app, aerobits sip have a chargeable app both ok
  • edited 3 May 2013 at 10:20AM
    Inner_ZoneInner_Zone Forumite
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    edited 3 May 2013 at 10:20AM
    john1 wrote: »
    Sipgate have their own free app, aerobits sip have a chargeable app both ok

    Sipgate dropped their own app on 1st April 2013. There is a built in VoIP App in some versions of 2.3:


    "menu button" ->
    "Call Settings" ->"Call feature settings" -> "Internet Call Settings" -> "Accounts."
  • zoiper softphone app should enable you to connect to any sip voip service.
  • wellyneverwellynever Forumite
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    Inner_Zone wrote: »
    Sipgate dropped their own app on 1st April 2013. There is a built in VoIP App in some versions of 2.3:


    "menu button" ->
    "Call Settings" ->"Call feature settings" -> "Internet Call Settings" -> "Accounts."

    Thanks now sorted.
  • I have found this last month.
    https://www.freevoipdeal.com
    its part of the Betamax family http://backsla.sh/betamax

    If you are on Pay As You Go and/ or have a Smartphone with WiFi or VoIP phone / PC with microphone
    this is a way to make a cheap calls to UK mobiles or mobiles in other countries and free calls to landlines all over the world ;)

    UK mobile cost is 0.005p/min

    with every top-up (€ 12.31) you get (€ 10.00 credit) free 120 days (400 min per week) calls to lots of land lines in lots of countries:
    https://www.freevoipdeal.com/en/rates
    and use the credit for sending cheap SMS from their website as well
    https://www.freevoipdeal.com/en/sms-rates.html

    Looking at Orange SIM only tariff 1 month 500 min
    100MB mobile internet & 500 texts
    http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/price-plans/pay-monthly/sim-only
    will cost £10/month and you have to pay it no matter if you use the minutes or allowances.

    If I calculate the cost of making 500 min calls to UK mobiles via FreeVoipDeal that is £2.50 and your FreeVoipDeal credit does not expire.

    The cheap UK mobile calls are only to the 5 mobile providers (O2, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, 3) there are different prices to call virtual operators like (Tesco Mobile, Virgin, etc.....)
  • buglawtonbuglawton Forumite
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    Yet another Betamax clone. Does anyone question why they are always shifting their name for the same service? I plan to never use Betamax again having been conned by them once.

    By the way, 50 mins free UK landline AND mobile calls per month via an Ovivo SIM
  • edited 3 December 2013 at 6:04PM
    jhpjhp Forumite
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    edited 3 December 2013 at 6:04PM
    buglawton wrote: »
    Yet another Betamax clone. Does anyone question why they are always shifting their name for the same service? I plan to never use Betamax again having been conned by them once.

    By the way, 50 mins free UK landline AND mobile calls per month via an Ovivo SIM

    Dont you mean 200 minutes ?

    http://www.ovivomobile.com/offer/ovivo-for-phones/

    Which you pay a one off fee of £20 for , and they give you £15 of free credit once you’ve activated your SIM card. The remaining £5 covers the SIM card and administration costs.
  • edited 10 January 2014 at 2:51PM
    CaptainHaddock_2CaptainHaddock_2 Forumite
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    edited 10 January 2014 at 2:51PM
    Can anyone confirm that normal 'A'- not additional 'H' handsets DO also work with a N300 VOIP base please>?

    Many thanks in advance
    We use a N300A base station and two A510 handsets, and it works great, so yes - at least the A510 are OK - suspect many others in the "A" series would be too.

    I can't tell you how pleased I am with this solution - since we started using this in September last year, we have saved at least £50 compared to the way we used to phone. The VOIP provider we use (Localphone) has rates to overseas and UK that are lower then even 18185, 1899 and the 0844xxxxxx numbers!!

    Call quality has also been excellent, which is a real change compared to when I tried using my Android phone and a SIP app to call over our home WiFi (also using Localphone, so it is the Gigaset that has made the difference, not the VOIP provider).

    Can highly recommend the Gigaset N300A, especially since it makes it so easy to keep your landline for incoming calls and also to make e.g. 0800 and 0845 calls on, using the same handsets.

    P.S. If you are signing up with Localphone look over at the referrers board.
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