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best way(s) to call with G1 while travelling outside the US?


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  1. tgauth

    tgauth New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,

    I have a G1 phone and I am very often traveling outside the US. I am a little confused with the solutions that exist for using Wifi access to call while outside the US. My question is: what is the most cost efficient way to call with my G1 while outside the US using access to Wifi and without roaming? A typical scenario would be that I am in France or in the UK, and I want to call a local number or a cell phone number in either of these countries but don't want to roam to avoid huge bills. I have access to Wifi most of the time when in France or in the UK.

    Thanks!

    Thomas
     

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  2. cyberbob25

    cyberbob25 Well-Known Member

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    There are numerous posts in this forum about VoIP, so I won't elaborate too much on that. However, most of the VoIP services available are geared for the US, meaning that calls to the US would be considered local, but you would still be paying that VoIP carrier's international rates to call numbers in France or the UK. The exception to this is an application called SIPDroid, which is an open SIP (VoIP protocol) compliant soft phone (meaning that if you can find a VoIP provider in these two countries, you *should* be able to register SIPDroid to it to make local calls).

    However, I think your best option would simply be to unlock your phone (TMobile will do this for free) and purchase pay as you go SIM cards in these countries. Then, you simply swap out the SIM card while you are there and you won't be roaming.
     

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