Call from China to US, VOIP??General


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  1. dantis

    dantis Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi All,

    New to this whole Andoid/International calling? Can someone please suggest a step-by-step app so I can make calls FROM China to the US without Verizon raoming charges? will it even work? or is all lines of communication off? What about SMS? what app should I use for that if voice is not an option?

    Thank you

    Dan

    VZW
    Droid Eris
    OS 2.1
     

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  2. buff12db

    buff12db Well-Known Member

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    Get an app called Nimbuzz. My girlfriend and I used it to talk to each other over wifi while she was in Spain earlier this month. If both sides are on wifi, it works pretty well, and it's free. All you need is a Skype account. If you've got one, just enter your user name and password in Nimbuzz, and you're good to go. You can also chat using Nimbuzz.
     
  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    You can look at the Skype app too.
     
  4. cwcheese

    cwcheese Well-Known Member

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    That won't work, VZW has locked up the Skype Mobile app to the VZW network only, it pops a dialog box when I tried it on wifi :

    Skype mobile does not currently work on WiFi and requires switching to a Verizon Wireless data network connection. This may affect other apps using a WiFi connection.

    Then there are two buttons : [Turn off WiFi] [Exit]
     
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    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Wow, I never tried it on wifi. That makes it pretty worthless.
     
  6. cwcheese

    cwcheese Well-Known Member

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    Yes, indeed. I vaguely recalled this being talked about when VZ allowed this app into the market so I decided to test it to confirm. Sigh.
     

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